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Novel Methods for Íntegrated Risk Assessment of Cumulative Stressors in Europe

Objective

To support current and future European strategies, in particular for environment and health, there is an urgent need for development of methods for assessing the cumulative risks from combined exposures to multiple stressors including from complex mixtures of chemical, physical, and biological agents. This presented IP will help support the development and improvement of a coherent series of methodologies that will be underpinned by mechanistic understanding, while integrating the risk analysis approaches of environmental and human health. The project will deliver understanding and tools for sound risk assessment, developing a research framework for the description and interpretation of combined stressor effects that leads to the identification of biomarkers and other indicators of cumulative impacts. The IP will help increase knowledge on the transfer of pollutants between different environmental compartments, including how these processes are influenced by natural stressors such as climate, and on the impact of cumulative stressors, including chemical mixtures. This will facilitate the link information concerning the condition of air, water, soil and the built environment with human and ecosystem health monitoring data. By developing and using improved assessment tools and novel models, the project will quantify and aim at reducing uncertainty in current risk assessment and screening methodologies, e.g. by improving the scientific basis for setting safety factors. The new methods will take into account geographical, ecological, social and cultural differences across Europe. The IP consortium is highly competent in the relevant areas, counting leading scientists within human toxicology and epidemiology, aquatic and terrestrial ecotoxicology, environmental chemistry/biochemistry, toxicogenomics, physics, mathematical modelling, geographic informatics, and socio-economic science.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-GLOBAL-2
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project
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Coordinator

AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
Aarhus C
Denmark

Participants (38)

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue,
Swindon
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUER UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
Leipzig
RADBOUD UNIVERSITEIT NIJMEGEN - STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
Address
Geert Grooteplein 10
Nijmegen
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DEL PIEMONTE ORIENTALE AMEDEO AVOGADRO
Italy
Address
Duomo 6
Vercelli
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam
STATNI ZDRAVOTNI USTAV
Czechia
Address
Srobarova 48
Praha 10
KING' S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
Strand
London
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Address
The Old School, Trinity Lane
Cambridge
UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI.
Poland
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
Krakow
EBERHARD-KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN
Germany
Address
Wilhelmstrasse 7
Tuebingen
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
Address
Costerweg 50
Wageningen
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
Address
Campus Universitario De Santiago
Aveiro
WRC-NSF LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Frankland Road, Blagrove
Swindon
LEMNATEC GMBH
Germany
Address
Schumanstrasse 18
Wuerselen
PARIS LODRON UNIVERSITAET SALZBURG
Austria
Address
Kapitelgasse 4-6
Salzburg
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE - JRC
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
Brussels
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
Address
Mechelininkatu 34 A
Helsinki
KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
Address
K.donelaicio 73
Kaunas
ALTERRA B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 3
Wageningen
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 101
Zuerich
RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU
Netherlands
Address
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
Bilthoven
LIMCO INTERNATIONAL
Germany
Address
An Der Aa, 5
Ibbenbueren
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Address
Templergraben 55
Aachen
CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE SCIENZE DEL MARE
Italy
Address
Via Isonzo 32
Roma
PARCO SCIENTIFICO TECNOLOGICO PER L'AMBIENTE - ENVIRONMENT PARK TORINO SPA
Italy
Address
Galleria San Federico 54
Torino
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Station 1
Lausanne
LANCASTER UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Bailrigg Universiry House
Lancaster
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Universitetsvaegen 10
Stockholm
DIALOGIK GEMEINNUETZIGE GESELLSCHAFT FUER KOMMUNIKATIONS- UND KOOPERATIONSFORSCHUNG MBH
Germany
Address
Seidenstr. 36
Stuttgart
UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI
Spain
Address
Calle De L' Escorxador S/n
Tarragona
LHASA LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Department Of Chemistry, University Of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane
Leeds
BOURGAS PROF. ASSEN ZLATAROV UNIVERSITY
Bulgaria
Address
Prof.jakimov Str.1
Bourgas
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Calle Serrano 117
Madrid
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Address
University Road, Highfield
Southampton
INSTITUT SYMLOG DE FRANCE
France
Address
Rue Camille Desmoulins 9
Cachan
DANMARKS MILJOEUNDERSOEGELSER.
Denmark
Address
Frederiksborgvej 399
Roskilde
ECT OEKOTOCXIKOLOGIE GMBH
Germany
Address
Bottgerstraße, 2-14
D-65439 Flörsheim
UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
Address
Prinsstraat 13
Antwerpen