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European network on children's susceptibility and exposure to environmental genotoxicants

Objective

Prenatal, newborn and childhood exposures to genotoxicants pose a special risk due to differences between child and adult in susceptibility and exposures. Some information from European studies with maternal/foetal tissues and with children is available but need systematisation and validation for use in risk assessment. This concerted action will focus on essential topics in feasibility studies: Foetal exposures (placental transport), comparisons of child/adult exposures to urban air pollution, comparisons of metabolism, DNA-damage and DNA repair. Collecting, describing, evaluating and comparing available studies within Europe will also compare the geotaxis effects in children versus adults. Special work packages are devoted to risk assessment and ethical considerations. A survey on available bio banks forms basis for follow up studies in 6th framework program. The proposal comprises input from 13 different European countries.

Funding Scheme

CON - Coordination of research actions

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN
Address
Noerregade 10
1017 Koebenhavn K/copenhaegen
Denmark

Participants (15)

"FREDERIC JOLIOT CURIE" NATIONAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR RADIOBIOLOGY AND RADIOHYGIENE - NATIONAL CENTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Hungary
Address
Anna U.5
1775 Budapest
AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA
Spain
Address
Campus Universitari Bellaterra
08193 Bellaterra
INSTITUTE OF EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE - ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Czechia
Address
Videnska 1083
14220 Praha 4
INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Poland
Address
Koscielna Street 13
41 200 Sosnowiec
INSTITUTO NAZIONALE PER LA RICERCA SUL CANCRO
Italy
Address
Largo Rosanna Benzi 10
16132 Genova
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE
Sweden
Address
Nobels Vaeg, 13
171 77 Stockholm
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE
Sweden
Address
Haelsvaegen 7
141 57 Huddinge
NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH 'DEMOKRITOS'
Greece
Address
Aghia Paraskevi, Attikis
15310 Athens
NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Norway
Address

0403 Oslo
SYKEHUSET TELEMARK HF
Norway
Address
Ulefossvn, 55
3710 Skien
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
Address
Senate House, Abercromby Square
L69 3SG Liverpool
UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD
United Kingdom
Address
Richmond Road
BD7 1DP Bradford
UNIVERSITY OF KUOPIO
Finland
Address
Savilahdentie 9
1627 Kuopio
UNIVERSITY OF MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
Address
Universiteitssingel 50
6200 Maastricht
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Bruxelles