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Integrated Assessment of Health Risks from Environmental Stressors in Europe

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 18385

  • Start date

    1 November 2005

  • End date

    31 January 2011

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 17 341 697

  • EU contribution

    € 12 379 832

Coordinated by:

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE.

United Kingdom

Objective

This study is designed to support implementation of the European Environment and Health Action Plan, by providing the methods and tools that are essential to enable integrated assessment of environmental health risks. Drawing upon the large range of studies carried out in Europe over recent years (many led by the study partners) and the advances made in specific areas of toxicology and epidemiology (especially air pollution), and in close collaboration with users, it will develop a methodological framework and set of tools and indicators for integrated assessment that can be applied across different environmental stressors (including pollutants and physical hazards), exposure pathways (air, water, soil, food) and policy areas.

It will review, bring together and enhance the monitoring systems needed to support such analyses, including routine environmental monitoring (ground-based and Earth observation), biomonitoring and health surveillance. The framework, tools and data will be tested and demonstrated through integrated assessments of exposures and health risks in a number of specific policy areas, including transport, housing, agriculture, water, wastes, household chemicals and climate. Results from these will be used both to refine the assessment methods and to provide specific information on health implications of current, and potential future, policies.

Based on the results, a toolbox for integrated environmental health risk assessment will be developed, which will be further tested and demonstrated through a series of higher-level policy analyses. Particular attention will be given throughout to issues of uncertainty, sensitive or susceptible groups, and possible interactive and cumulative effects of different stressors. Deliverables will include new, integrated methods and indicators for environmental health risk assessment and monitoring, an operational assessment toolbox, and a set of validated assessments that can directly inform policy.

Coordinator

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE.

Address

Exhibition Road, South Kensington Campus
London

United Kingdom

Participants (32)

LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE

United Kingdom

RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU (RIVM)

Netherlands

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

AGENCE FRANCAISE DE SECURITE SANITAIRE DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET DU TRAVAIL (AFSSET)

France

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE

Finland

NORSK INSTITUTT FOR LUFTFORSKNING

Norway

AZIENDA UNITA SANITARIA LOCALE ROMA E

Italy

NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK - TNO

Netherlands

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET

Sweden

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION REGIONAL OFFICE FOR EUROPE

Denmark

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

FUNDACIO IMIM

Spain

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT

Netherlands

HEALTH PROTECTION AGENCY

United Kingdom

INSTITUTE OF EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE - ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC

Czechia

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

STATNI ZDRAVOTNI USTAV

Czechia

INSTITUT ZA NUKLEARNE NAUKE VINCAS

SLOVENSKA ZDRAVOTNICKA UNIVERZITA

Slovakia

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

INSTITUT DE VEILLE SANITAIRE

France

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT INDUSTRIEL ET DES RISQUES

France

PRESIDENZA DEL CONSIGLIO DEI MINISTRI - DIPARTIMENTO DELLA PROTEZIONE CIVILE

Italy

CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS

Greece

CONSEIL EUROPEEN DE L'INDUSTRIE CHIMIQUE AISBL

Belgium

CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE DU BATIMENT

France

FUNDACIO PRIVADA PARC CIENTIFIC DE BARCELONA

Spain

IC CONSULTANTS LTD

United Kingdom

MILIEU EN NATUURPLANBUREAU

Netherlands

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MÜNCHEN - DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FÜR GESUNDHEIT UND UMWELT GMBH

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 18385

  • Start date

    1 November 2005

  • End date

    31 January 2011

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 17 341 697

  • EU contribution

    € 12 379 832

Coordinated by:

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE.

United Kingdom