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ADVANCED TOOLS FOR EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT AND BIOMONITORING

Objective

A-TEAM is a major co-ordinated supradisciplinary study. It seeks to develop understanding of a variety of aspects related to external and internal exposure to selected chemicals using a single, well-characterised human cohort (the “A-TEAM”). Its overriding hypothesis is that current approaches used to monitor human exposure to consumer chemicals can be substantially improved by filling gaps in scientific data and understanding upon which current practices are founded. A-TEAM’s main research goal is to further understanding of how and to what extent consumer chemicals enter humans, and of how we can best monitor the presence of such chemicals in our indoor environment, diet, and bodies. Our vision is that such enhanced understanding of the underpinning science will lead to more effective approaches to monitoring human exposure to chemicals within Europe, thereby improving assessment of risk associated both with recent and current-use consumer chemicals, as well as those under development, and leading ultimately to more sustainable approaches to the use of chemicals. Our principal objectives are to provide robust scientific information that will allow better understanding of:
(1) how we can identify at an early stage, chemicals likely to accumulate in Europeans;
(2) how to monitor chemicals in our external environment in a way that best reflects what accumulates in the body;
(3) the relative importance of different exposure pathways to overall exposure for selected consumer chemicals of toxicological concern;
(4) how contact with chemicals in our external environment translates into their presence in our bodies and how best to monitor this presence
As well as contributing significantly to scientific knowledge; A-TEAM contributes substantially towards the training and development of the next generation of researchers thereby facilitating future advances in knowledge well beyond the lifetime of the ITN.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 968 246,18
Administrative Contact
May Chung (Ms.)

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 429 000
Address
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anne Adams (Ms.)
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 254 416,36
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yvonne Kops (Dr.)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 240 900
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stefan Voorspoels (Dr.)
IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 538 770,32
Address
Po Box 21060
100 31 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mats Ridner (Mr.)
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 783 075,48
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elena Anissimova (Mrs.)
FOLKEHELSEINSTITUTTET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 740 355,55
Address
Lovisenberggata 8
0456 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Line Småstuen Haug (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 291 802,94
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Stansfield (Ms.)