Traffic emissions and children’s health (UPTECH project)

Despite evidence of the toxicological effects of nano- and ultra-fine particles, there have been no published studies examining the relationship between validly measured environmental exposure to these particles and adverse health effects in human subjects, particularly children.

The association between exposure to ultrafine particles and respiratory health in primary school children has been assessed and characterised.


  • Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
  • International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health (ILAQH)
  • Department of Education and Training and Art (DETA)
  • Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR)
  • Woolcock Institute for Medical Research
  • University of Queensland (UQ)

Publications and output

See the full list of publications on this page.

Organisational unitLead unit International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health

Other units


Funding / Grants

  • Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant LP0990134. 


Other Team Members

External collaborators
  • Dr Wafaa Ezz (Woolcock)
  • Mr Randall Fletcher (DTMR)
  • Mr Peter Markham (DET)
  • Professor Guy Marks (Woolcock)
  • Professor Michael Moore (UQ)
  • Dr Paul Robinson (Woolcock)
  • Professor Gail Williams (UQ)
  • Mr John Woodland (DTMR)

International advisory committee

  • Doctor William Wilson - Environmental Protection Agency, USA
  • Professor Tom Cahill, University of California, Davis, USA
  • Professor Tiina Reponen, University of Cincinnati, Health, USA
  • Professor Aino Nevalainen, National Public Health Institute (KTL), Finland
  • Professor Matti Jantunen, KTL - Environmental Health, Finland
  • Professor Brunekreef Bert, Utecht University, Netherlands
  • Professor Erich Wichmann, GSF - Institute of Epidemiology, Neuherberg, Germany
  • Professor Xinming Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China
  • Doctor Katherine Walker, Health Effects Institute
  • Doctor Gerard Hoek, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health group, Utrecht University, Netherlands


Other Partners

International Collaborators