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European Human Biomonitoring Initiative

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.
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Coordinator

UMWELTBUNDESAMT

Address

Woerlitzer Platz 1
06844 Dessau-Rosslau

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 10 632 704,46

Participants (40)

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UMWELTBUNDESAMT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG (UBA GMBH)

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 1 130 451,26

SCIENSANO

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 585 212,17

INSTITUT SCIENTIFIQUE DE SANTE PUBLIQUE

Belgium

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 4 525 900,59

SCHWEIZERISCHES TROPEN- UND PUBLIC HEALTH-INSTITUT

Switzerland

Ministry of Health of the Republic of Cyprus

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 405 069,52

Masarykova univerzita

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 1 864 456,54

REGION HOVEDSTADEN

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 1 289 859,34

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 245 362,87

DET NATIONALE FORSKNINGSCENTER FORARBEJDSMILJO

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 1 070 625,30

EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENT AGENCY

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 1 528 355,53

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 1 767 052,96

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 263 348,12

INSTITUTO DE SALUD CARLOS III

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 3 025 889,93

TERVEYDEN JA HYVINVOINNIN LAITOS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 1 301 133,70

TYOTERVEYSLAITOS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 683 419,77

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE

France

EU Contribution

€ 5 807 866,79

HRVATSKI ZAVOD ZA JAVNO ZDRAVSTVO

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 267 213,33

HEALTH SERVICE EXECUTIVE HSE

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 160 460,62

MINISTRY OF HEALTH

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 193 789,11

HASKOLI ISLANDS

Iceland

EU Contribution

€ 690 171,55

ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 1 158 993,38

MINISTERO DELLA SALUTE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 1 606,63

NACIONALINE VISUOMENES SVEIKATOS PRIEZIUROS LABORATORIJA

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 158 974,14

MOKSLO INOVACIJU IR TECHNOLOGIJU AGENTURA

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 46 011,20

VALSTS IZGLITIBAS ATTISTIBAS AGENTURA

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 121 095,47

RIGAS STRADINA UNIVERSITATE

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 159 830,46

RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 3 862 579,40

FOLKEHELSEINSTITUTTET

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 840 631,30

INSTYTUT MEDYCYNY PRACY IMIENIA PROF. DRA MED. JERZEGO NOFERA W LODZI

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 396 441,78

FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 393 572,56

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE SAUDE DR. RICARDO JORGE

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 693 077,31

NATURVARDSVERKET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 1 132 140,88

NACIONALNI INSTITUT ZA JAVNO ZDRAVJE

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 277 650,96

INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 703 529,01

SLOVENSKA ZDRAVOTNICKA UNIVERZITA V BRATISLAVE

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 328 784,86

URAD VEREJNEHO ZDRAVOTNICTVA SLOVENSKEJ REPUBLIKY

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 133 214,82

Department of Health

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 703 344,01

NEMZETI NEPEGESZSEGUGYI KOZPONT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 108 742,06

LABORATOIRE NATIONAL DE SANTE

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 275 212,31

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 733032

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 74 169 889,74

  • EU contribution

    € 49 933 776

Coordinated by:

UMWELTBUNDESAMT

Germany