human biomonitoring


Members of the Human Biomonitoring Commission

Chairwoman:PD Dr. med. Claudia RöhlState Office for Social Services of Schleswig-HolsteinDepartment of Environmental Health ProtectionNeumünsterDr. Yvonni ChovolouState Office for Nature, Environment and ConsumerProtection North Rhine-WestphaliaDepartment 33: Environmental Medicine, Toxicology,Epidemiology, NISEssenProf. Dr. Thomas GöenFriedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-NürnbergInstitute a... read more


Cooperation for the promotion of human biomonitoring


The German Environment Agency supports the cooperation on human biomonitoring between the Federal Ministry for the Environment and the German chemical industrial association (VCI). The cooperation is significant for the development of new analytical methods to enable the detection of chemicals in urine or blood samples to which the population may have increased exposure or are of special relevance read more


Human biomonitoring

many phrases in the field of biomonitoring

Human biomonitoring (HBM) is a tool of health-related environmental monitoring with which populations are examined for their exposure to pollutants from the environment. The results are also intended to provide information as to whether (further) pollutant reduction measures are needed and on the effects of existing measures. read more


Human biomonitoring in Europe

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European environment and health policy attaches great importance to the human biomonitoring (HBM) tool for the determination of the environmental burden on the population. However previous or ongoing HBM studies in several European countries deal with different issues. read more



Mutter und Kind beim Memory-Spielen, die Mutter deckt ein Kärtchen mit einer Schlange auf, der Junge schaut neugierig unter die Karte, bevor sie ganz aufgedeckt ist

DEMOCOPHES is the acronym for a European project to test the feasibility of a human biomonitoring study in 17 European countries by means of common guidelines and using same methods. These guidelines were drawn up in the context of the COPHES project, of which DEMOCOPHES is an integral part. It has now been completed and the first European results delivered. read more


German Environmental Survey 1990-1992, GerES II

Girl and boy, their parents and grandparents are sitting on a lawn in a park.

GerES IIa (West-Germany) 1990/912524 adults aged between 25 and 69 years collected from 100 sampling locations (response rate: 63.1 %) and 453 children 6 to 14 years of age.GerES IIb (East-Germany) 1991/921763 adults aged between 18 and 79 years collected from 50 sampling locations (response rate: 69.0 %) and 359 children and adolescents aged between 6 to 17 years (238 children 6 to 14 years of ag... read more

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