Home Exposure to Toxins
Advisor: Rob Jackson
Anchal is an environmental researcher working on the negative implications of air pollution on human health and climate change. She has worked on monitoring, mapping, emission inventory, and identifying health hazards of Volatile Organic Compounds, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, and Particulate Matter present in the air. Anchal carried out extensive fieldwork, surveys, and cross-sectional studies for identifying air quality and health-related data. Her current project is modeling and measuring the health consequences of indoor air pollutants formed during the combustion of stove gas in California.
Anchal is DST-INSPIRE Awardee and part of the Indian delegation to the BRICS Young Scientist Forum-2019 held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She received awards for her presentations at various national and international conferences and workshops. She also got the opportunity to be one of the youngest scientific experts at the SCO Young Scientist Conclave and was selected to be a Core Member of the SCO Forum. Believing that healthy environment is our birthright and to get it we need to educate, aware, and inspire citizens, Anchal has also prepared Air Quality Toolkit for school children with the EarthWatch Institute and delivered many talks as an expert to citizens of rural areas of India through community-based citizen science programs.