ESBIO aims at developing a coordinated approach for human biomonitoring (HBM) with focus on children in Europe, in line with Action 3 of the EU E&H Action Plan by providing strong scientific support for the pilot project to be launched end 2006. The project proposal aims to overcome specific deficiencies in EU HBM in particular by generating significant added value with:
- An updated and extended inventory of EU HBM activities and data bases, ensuring relevant activities and stakeholders to be integrated in the development of a coordinated approach and creating a platform for exchange;
- Proposals - for a coordinated approach and for a pilot study - for possible objectives, target pollutants and appropriate markers, study design and methods for collection, analysis and evaluation of data, protocol for laboratory coordination;
- A concept for integration of biomonitoring with environmental and health monitoring and for translation of HBM results into a response system;
- Guidelines for ethical practices;
- Guidelines for communication and dissemination of results;
- Strategies for wider communication to stakeholders;
- An assessment of socio-economic consequences and costs of various alternatives, including a concept to improve cost efficiency;
- A concept for coordination, evaluation and follow up of a EU pilot project;
- A systematic overview and evaluation of the sensitivity and utility of biomarkers in perspective of a EU pilot project;
- A strategy for synergism between environmental health research and a pan EU HBM surveillance network.
Members of ESBIO actively participated in the elaboration of the EU E&H Strategy and are active in EU institutions playing a major role in HBM research and surveillance focussing on children. ESBIO is geographically well balanced, involves 62% female and 38% male researchers, has complementary competencies (research, surveillance, ethical issues, socio economic consequences, coordination, management, policy consulting...
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Funding SchemeCA - Coordination action
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