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Members of the Human Biomonitoring Commission

Chairwoman:PD Dr. med. Claudia RöhlState Social Services Agency Schleswig-HolsteinDepartment Environmental Health ProtectionProf. Dr. Gabriele BolteUniversity of BremenInstitute for Public Health and Nursing ResearchProf. Dr. med. Hermann FrommeBavarian Health and Food Safety AuthorityMunichProf. Dr. Thomas GöenFriedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-NürnbergInstitute and Out-patient Clinic of... 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

News on Health

Special issue: Human Biomonitoring 2016 now published

Titelseite des Sonderheftes „Human Biomonitoring 2016“

A special issue publication "Human Biomonitoring 2016“ has just been published. It features 34 articles which present the current status of human biomonitoring (HBM) worldwide. The volume focuses on the scientific, political strategic, European and global perspectives of HBM. All articles are available open access and online for one year. read more

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UBA heads the set-up of an European Human Biomonitoring system

a blood sample is taken from a woman

The EU Commission is providing funding worth more than 74 million euros to the “European Human Biomonitoring Initiative – HBM4EU” project to harmonize and align the database on human biomonitoring in the EU Member States and to enhance our understanding of the health impact of exposure to pollution. The aim is to consolidate existing data and to implement joint research projects. read more


Human biomonitoring in Europe

Waving flags of Switzerland, Greece, Spain, Luxembourg, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Belgium and the European Union

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


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