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Programme funding

EUR 33,9 million

Official Journal Reference

L 72 of 1980-03-18

Legislative Reference

80/317/EEC, Euratom of 1980-03-13
To provide scientific support for the Community's environment policy.


In close collaboration with the Community's sectoral R&D programme in the field of the environment (1981-1985), the Ispra and Petten establishments of the Community's Joint Research Centre (JRC) were engaged in identifying and testing suspected carcinogenic and toxic chemicals, and in preparing an inventory of dangerous chemical substances.

In a large-scale field experiment the uptake of lead from gasoline additives by the human body was definitively proved.

A new project was started in 1981 to compare air pollution levels indoors and outdoors, taking into account low rates of air change and the wider use of better insulating materials.

The JRC participated in 1982 in the preparation of a European inventory of existing chemical substances (EINECS) and started an experimental service of its databank on chemical substances in the environment (ECDIN - Environmental Chemicals Data Information Network).

The results of the isotopic lead experiment (ILE), carried out jointly by the JRC and other research centres and related to the incidence in human blood of lead emitted by motor vehicles, were published.


Six projects:

- Project ECDIN;

- Exposure to chemical products, in particular indoor pollution and organic substances;

- Analysis of air quality;

- Analysis of water quality;

- Heavy metals pollution and health effects;

- Environmental impact of conventional power plants.


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