Editorial Board Member
Institute of Environmental and Health Sciences, China Jiliang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.
Dr. Tao received her PhD at the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, with Prof. Stuart Harrad and realized her post-doctorate at Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, with Prof. Cynthia de Wit. She is University Associate professor in Institute of Environmental and Health Sciences and College of Quality and Safety Engineering from China Jiliang University, Hangzhou, China working with the Director Liang-Hong Guo. Dr. Tao has made important contributions to the field of human exposure to brominated and phosphate flame retardants in particular to emerging flame retardants from different exposure pathways. Her research activities cover: (1) the analysis of legacy and emerging flame retardants (brominated, chlorinated, organophosphate-based) in indoor (air and dust) and outdoor environments (air, soil); (2) human exposure from air inhalation, dust ingestion, and dietary intake, as well as measurement of internal concentrations; (3) emission and release mechanism of flame retardants from indoor environment; (4) toxicological effects of emerging flame retardants. She has been leading a project about the emission of emerging phosphate flame retardants from indoor environment and explore the sources of those target compounds in different indoor microenvironments. She will also study the release mechanism of emerging phosphate flame retardants from those source-materials.