Colloquium: Managing Toxic Substances in The Environment

Prof. Paul KS LAMProf. Paul KS LAM

Chief-of-Staff (Vice-President)
Chair Professor of Biology
Director of State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution
College of Science and Engineering,
Department of Biology and Chemistry
City University of Hong Kong

Date: 19 April 2017 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
* Light Refreshments will be served starting from 5:30 p.m.
Venue: G4302, 4/F, Academic 1 (AC1), City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

School of Energy and Environment
City University of Hong Kong


Many man-made substances present at low concentrations can harm human health and ecosystems.  For better protection, risks need to be assessed. An important step in risk assessment is to identify and quantify toxic substances present in our environment, and determine the threshold concentrations below which exposure is not expected to cause adverse effects. This talk will assess the environmental fate and risks of persistent toxic substances, e.g. perfluoroalkyl substances, halogenated flame retardants, pharmaceuticals and personal care products, in the environment.  This talk will also explore different ways to manage these toxic substances.

About the Speaker

Professor Lam is Chair Professor of Biology at City University of Hong Kong, and is currently serving as Chief-of-Staff (Vice-President).  He is also the Director of the State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution.  Professor Lam is the author/co-author of over 300 publications in international referred journals (  He was an Associate Editor of the “Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment” section of Chemosphere (2004-2008).  He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Environmental Science and Technology (since 2010) and an Associate Editor of Journal of Environmental Sciences (since 2015).  He was Chairman of the Advisory Council on the Environment of the Hong Kong SAR Government (2010-2016).

Enquiry:  (email), 3442 2414 (Tel.)

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