Big Data Centre for Environment and Health
Clive Sabel, Aarhus University
Grant amount: DKK 60,000,000
Exposure to many environmental factors is damaging our health, but is illness a result of individual cases of high-risk exposure that can damage health or the result of slow accumulation throughout life? And is the effect boosted by the combination of environmental factors? These are some of the questions that the Big Data Centre for Environment and Health wants to answer. In recent years, the big data revolution in registries of pharmaceutical, environmental and demographic factors and the opportunity to collect data from personal sensors and social media provide unique potential for understanding the complex interactions between polluting substances and people’s health.