Welcome to the REDPOL project
REDPOL is part of the Interreg France – (Channel) England partnership and draws on the collaborative work of French and UK research institutions, members of industry and regional organisations. The consortium is led by the Université Le Havre-Normandie (ULHN) and is composed of l’Université de Caen, TOXEM, the Chichester Harbour Conservancy, the University of Brighton and the University of Portsmouth.
This project started in April 2020 and has a 38-month action plan for an end expected in June 2023. REDPOL stands for Reduction of pollution by endocrine disrupting compounds at source.
The aim of the REDPOL project is to develop innovative tools that can determine whether chemical pollutants in our environment interfere with the endocrine systems of wildlife. These pollutants are known as endocrine disruptors. They can interfere with endocrine (or hormonal) systems in humans, causing cancerous tumours, birth defects and other developmental disorders, as well as impacting the wider environment. Endocrine disruptors can cause reproductive, developmental and behavioural problems in wildlife and plant populations, leading to an imbalance in environmental health.
Chichester Harbour Conservancy is supporting the work of the various research scientists.