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One in three Australians report health problems from fragranced consumer products

A University of Melbourne engineering researcher has found that one-third of Australians report health problems — ranging from migraine headaches to asthma attacks — when exposed to common fragranced consumer products such as air fresheners, cleaning products, laundry supplies, and personal care products.

6 March 2017

Dean’s Public Lecture: Hidden Hazards – Common Consumer Products and Indoor Environments

Professor Anne Steinemann will deliver a Dean's Lecture about the hazards of indoor air pollutants lurking in everyday household products on Tuesday March 28, at 6.30pm, Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre.

6 March 2017

Bolt innovation to improve infrastructure strength and resilience

A major research collaboration based around new uses for the Australian-designed ONESIDE™ bolt is aimed at creating more cost-efficient and resilient building systems.

2 March 2017

Melbourne launches world-first connected living transport lab

The fringe of Melbourne’s CBD will become a connected transport living lab from this year, in an ambitious project that will connect data from vehicles, bicycles, transport infrastructure and more.

9 January 2017

RISER provides new data streams to assist bushfire decision-making

New weather monitoring networks, drones and cloud-sourced information are all being tested as part of a research collaboration targeting better planning and responses to bushfire emergencies in Victoria.

15 December 2016

Regional Australia is crying out for equitable access to broadband

Internet and broadband connectivity are the foundation of the networked economy. But to ensure the benefits of the networked economy are evenly distributed, the Australian government needs to ensure access to the internet to encourage and support innovation.

7 December 2016

Simulation-guided engineering of fluids in the complex subsurface

Professor Stephan Matthai will examine how computer-simulation based research and insights from complex systems science can help to assess the performance and environmental impact of subsurface engineering projects so that potential side effects can be eliminated prior to project implementation.

18 November 2016

Pre-fabrication manufacturing set to boost building industry

A new centre based at the University of Melbourne will help unlock the potential growth of Australia’s prefabricated building industry by creating a co-operative training system between industry and universities.

4 November 2016

Water research program to renew Lake Urmia in Iran

A joint research program between The University of Melbourne and Sharif University of Technology in Iran will focus on finding practical solutions to the urgent issues facing the Lake Urmia basin, a national priority for Iran.

2 November 2016

Fragranced products: risks for people and profits?

Over one-third of Americans report health problems—from asthma attacks to migraine headaches—when exposed to common fragranced consumer products such as air fresheners, cleaning supplies, laundry products, scented candles, cologne, and personal care products.

25 October 2016


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