Toni Gladding has researched the issues surrounding particulates, bioaerosols, health and waste management since 1993. From 1996-2000 she took part in an EU BIOMED2 project with eight partner countries on waste management worker exposure and health. From 1998-2002 she completed a major study on recycling facilities concerning air quality and potential impacts on the health of operatives for the Environment Agency. In 2004 and 2012 she was co-author of an industry guide on health and safety for composting sites. In 2009 she edited the UK national standardised protocol for monitoring bioaerosols at open compost facilities. At the Open University, she has developed a purpose built laboratory to further particulates and bioaerosols research capable of sampling and analysis of many differing bioaerosol components. Since 2010 she is Chair of CIWM’s special interest group on health and safety in waste management and Secretary to the UK national Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) forum.