Scientific understanding of the impacts of pollution, buildings, and human activity, continues to grow, making this an exciting field of work to be part of. You could be involved in air quality control monitoring, assessing smoke, dust, and odour pollution, evaluating land contamination, as well as undertaking emergency pollution incident investigations.
Making sure we take care of the environment is something we all think about today. But did you know, environmental laws were first introduced in the UK over 150 years ago, through the Public Health Act 1848? This Act put controls on our sewers, water supply, and street cleaning, and environmental law has expanded ever since to address air quality, waste, and environmental protection.