Mike Sharpe

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  • Mike Sharpe
  • Journal of environmental monitoring : JEM
  • 2006
Nanotechnology--the engineering of atomic-scale devices and systems--is set to become one of the major industries of the 21st century. Environmental applications are emerging as a key area of interest. But alongside the benefits, there are concerns that nanotechnologies could bring new risks to the environment and human health. Are nanotechnologies friend(More)
  • Mike Sharpe
  • Journal of environmental monitoring : JEM
  • 2003
Environmental protection has advanced in leaps and bounds over recent years and today we undoubtedly live in a much cleaner world than we did a generation ago. But look closely and all is not what it seems. Rather than reducing pollution, we are, in fact, still bathed in a sea of chemicals. What is more, most of them originate not from factories or(More)
  • Mike Sharpe
  • Journal of environmental monitoring : JEM
  • 2003
As we strive to better understand and manage risks to human health and ecosystems, the demands on environmental monitoring are increasing. Stricter regulations and a greater public awareness of environmental issues bring requirements to monitor an ever-wider range of analytes in air, water and soil, and to do so with greater frequency and accuracy.(More)
  • Mike Sharpe
  • Journal of environmental monitoring : JEM
  • 2004
Indoor air pollution has long been the Cinderella of the environmental world: left at home, out of sight and out of mind. But as our knowledge of indoor pollution grows, policy-makers are coming to realise that improving indoor environments can deliver big gains for public health. The new front line on air quality will be on our own doorsteps.
  • Mike Sharpe
  • Journal of environmental monitoring : JEM
  • 2002
2002 has been a landmark year for children's environmental health, with several major international conferences dedicated to the issue and the publication of numerous reports and studies. In this article we review how and why children's health has emerged as a key environmental policy issue and what the analytical sciences can contribute.