• 2574 Citations
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Chinese Name: 林忠華

Dr James Chung-wah Lam is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Science and Environmental Studies (SES) at the Education University of Hong Kong. His research centers on studying of environmental fate, transport, bioaccumulation of contaminants, and assessment of wildlife and human exposure to the contaminants especially contaminants of emerging concern (CECs).


Academic Qualification:

BSc (CityU, HK), PhD (CityU, HK)


Research Profile:

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Research interests

Dr Lam’s current research focuses on studying of new persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and contaminants of emerging concern (CECs). Priority CECs of interest encompass flame retardants, perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), and pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs). Specific research interests include:

  • Development of analytical methods for identification and characterization of the occurrences, distributions and fate of environmental contaminants in the ecosystem;
  • Elucidation of exposure pathways to humans and wildlife;
  • Risk assessment for CECs.

Professional information

Scopus ID : 24178129400

ORCID: 0000-0002-5557-6213

Researcher ID: G-9676-2011

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Halogenated Diphenyl Ethers Chemical Compounds
PBDE Earth & Environmental Sciences
Flame Retardants Chemical Compounds
Fish Chemical Compounds
marine mammal Earth & Environmental Sciences
Ethers Engineering & Materials Science
Ciguatoxins Chemical Compounds
Flame retardants Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Outputs 2002 2019

  • 2574 Citations
  • 30 h-Index
  • 83 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Paper

Acute exposure to triphenyl phosphate (TPhP) disturbs ocular development and muscular organization in zebrafish larvae

SHI, Q., TSUI, M. M. P., HU, C., LAM, C. W. J., ZHOU, B. & CHEN, L., Apr 2019, In : Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 179, p. 119-126

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Muscle Development

Assessment of organophosphorus flame retardants and plasticizers in aquatic environments of China (Pearl River Delta, South China Sea, Yellow River Estuary) and Japan (Tokyo Bay)

LAI, L. S. N., KWOK, K. Y., WANG, X., YAMASHITA, N., LIU, G., LEUNG, K. M. Y., Lam, P. K. S. & LAM, C. W. J., Jun 2019, In : Journal of Hazardous Materials. 371, p. 288-294

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Flame Retardants
Flame retardants
nervous system
Neurotransmitter Agents
3 Citations (Scopus)

Contamination by perfluoroalkyl substances and microbial community structure in Pearl River Delta sediments

CHEN, L., TSUI, M. M. P., LAM, C. W. J., WANG, Q., HU, C., WAI, O. W. H., ZHOU, B. & LAM, P. K. S., Feb 2019, In : Environmental Pollution. 245, p. 218-225

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Occurrence of two novel triazine-based flame retardants in an E-waste recycling area in South China: Implication for human exposure

SHEN, M., GE, J., LAM, C. W. J., ZHU, M., LI, J. & ZENG, L., May 2019, In : Science of the Total Environment. 683, p. 249-257

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Flame Retardants
Flame retardants