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European Human Biomonitoring Initiative

Objective

The overarching goal of the European Human Biomonitoring Initiative (HBM4EU) is to generate knowledge to inform the safe management of chemicals and so protect human health. We will use human biomonitoring to understand human exposure to chemicals and resulting health impacts and will communicate with policy makers to ensure that our results are exploited in the design of new chemicals policies and the evaluation of existing measures.

Key objectives include:
• Harmonizing procedures for human biomonitoring across 26 countries, to provide policy makers with comparable data on human internal exposure to chemicals and mixtures of chemicals at EU level;
• Linking data on internal exposure to chemicals to aggregate external exposure and identifying exposure pathways and upstream sources. Information on exposure pathways is critical to the design of targeted policy measures to reduce exposure;
• Generating scientific evidence on the causal links between human exposure to chemicals and negative health outcomes; and
• Adapting chemical risk assessment methodologies to use human biomonitoring data and account for the contribution of multiple external exposure pathways to the total chemical body burden.
We will achieve these objectives by harmonizing human biomonitoring initiatives in 26 countries, drawing on existing expertise and building new capacities. By establishing National Hubs in each country to coordinate activities, we will create a robust Human Biomonitoring Platform at European level.
This initiative contributes directly to the improvement of health and well-being for all age groups, by investigating how exposure to chemicals affects the health of different groups, such as children, pregnant women, foetuses and workers. We will also investigate how factor such as behavior, lifestyle and socio-economic status influence internal exposure to chemicals across the EU population. This knowledge will support policy action to reduce chemical exposure and protect health.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2016-RTD
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Coordinator

UMWELTBUNDESAMT
Address
Woerlitzer Platz 1
06844 Dessau-rosslau
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 11 589 121,80

Participants (41)

UMWELTBUNDESAMT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG (UBA GMBH)
Austria
EU contribution
€ 1 232 388,22
Address
Spittelauer Lande 5
1090 Wien
Activity type
Other
SCIENSANO
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 58 791,95
Address
Juliette Wytsmanstraat 14
1050 Elsene
Activity type
Research Organisations
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 5 528 739,63
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
SCHWEIZERISCHES TROPEN- UND PUBLIC HEALTH-INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Socinstrasse 57
CH-4002 Basel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Ministry of Health of the Republic of Cyprus
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 472 725,03
Address
1 Prodromou Street & 17 Chilonos Street 1 & 17
1448 Nicosia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Masarykova univerzita
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 1 785 180,06
Address
Zerotinovo Namesti 9
601 77 Brno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
REGION HOVEDSTADEN
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 1 295 121,50
Address
Kongens Vaenge 2
3400 Hillerod
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 387 866,77
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DET NATIONALE FORSKNINGSCENTER FORARBEJDSMILJO
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 1 004 848,13
Address
Lerso Parkalle 105
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENT AGENCY
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 2 010 108,09
Address
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 1 960 881,75
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 219 452,33
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO DE SALUD CARLOS III
Spain
EU contribution
€ 3 362 795,70
Address
Monforte De Lemos 5
28029 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
TERVEYDEN JA HYVINVOINNIN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 833 897,99
Address
Mannerheimintie 166
00271 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
TYOTERVEYSLAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 718 482,26
Address
Topeliuksenkatu 41 B
00250 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
EU contribution
€ 5 100 337,14
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
HRVATSKI ZAVOD ZA JAVNO ZDRAVSTVO
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 198 992,15
Address
Rockefellerova 7
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Research Organisations
HEALTH SERVICE EXECUTIVE HSE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 81 537,93
Address
Limetree Avenue 2Nd Flo Oak House
Naas
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
Israel
EU contribution
€ 163 452,94
Address
Yirmiyahu 39
9101002 Jerusalem
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
HASKOLI ISLANDS
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 557 019,62
Address
Saemundargotu 2
101 Reykjavik
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 260 979,06
Address
Viale Regina Elena 299
00161 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
MINISTERO DELLA SALUTE

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 606,63
Address
Via Giorgio Ribotta 5
00144 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
NACIONALINE VISUOMENES SVEIKATOS PRIEZIUROS LABORATORIJA
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 173 726,97
Address
Zolyno G. 36
10210 Vilnius
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MOKSLO INOVACIJU IR TECHNOLOGIJU AGENTURA
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 25 302,52
Address
A. Gostauto 12-219
LT-01108 Vilnius
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
VALSTS IZGLITIBAS ATTISTIBAS AGENTURA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 93 728,44
Address
Valnu Iela 1
1050 Riga
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
RIGAS STRADINA UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 179 406,17
Address
Dzirciema Street 16
1007 Riga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 4 161 401,88
Address
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3721 MA Bilthoven
Activity type
Research Organisations
FOLKEHELSEINSTITUTTET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 680 355,14
Address
Lovisenberggata 8
0456 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTYTUT MEDYCYNY PRACY IMIENIA PROF. DRA MED. JERZEGO NOFERA W LODZI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 180 451,78
Address
Ul Sw Teresy Od Dzieciatka Jezus 8
91 348 Lodz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 333 131,39
Address
Avenida D Carlos I 126
1249 074 Lisboa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE SAUDE DR. RICARDO JORGE
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 1 031 818,13
Address
Avenida Padre Cruz
1649-016 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATURVARDSVERKET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 768 734,67
Address
Virkesvaegen 2
106 48 Stockholm
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
NACIONALNI INSTITUT ZA JAVNO ZDRAVJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 247 036,74
Address
Trubarjeva Cesta 2
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 559 365,53
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
SLOVENSKA ZDRAVOTNICKA UNIVERZITA V BRATISLAVE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 165 438,43
Address
Limbova 12
83303 Bratislava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
URAD VEREJNEHO ZDRAVOTNICTVA SLOVENSKEJ REPUBLIKY
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 20 501,26
Address
Trnavská Cesta 52
82645 Bratislava
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Department of Health
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 864 033,15
Address
Quarry House, Quarry Hill
LS2 7UE Leeds
Activity type
Research Organisations
NEMZETI NEPEGESZSEGUGYI KOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 152 208,32
Address
Albert Florian Ut 2-6
1097 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
LABORATOIRE NATIONAL DE SANTE
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 427 922,36
Address
1 Rue Louis Rech
3555 Dudelange
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
J.Z.U. INSTITUT ZA JAVNO ZDRAVJE NA REPUBLIKA SEVERNA MAKEDONIJA SKOPJE
North Macedonia
EU contribution
€ 33 668,59
Address
Divizija 50 Br 6
1000 Skopje
Activity type
Research Organisations
TERVISEAMET
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 11 217,85
Address
Paldiski Mnt 81
10617 Tallinn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)