The European Humanbiomonitoring projects are holding a week of meetings in Brussels.
About the projects. The European Union Research Programme is funding a project to deveop a framework for Human Biomonitoring at the EU Level, called COPHES. COPHES is a scientific consortium that elaborates the necessary methodologies, a functional framework and policy recommendations. The partner project, DEMOCOPHES, is testing the feasibility of a coherent approach to Human Biomonitoring (HBM) in Europe, by looking at biomarkers for mercury, cadmium, phthalates as well as environmental tobacco smoke in human hair and urine. The project will collect samples and data from 120 mother-child pairs in each participating country.
The Meetings. The week long meetings include meetings internal to the consortium on the first 2 days, and 3 workshops on HBM experiences in Europe; on Bisphenol A, triclosan and parabens in HBM; and on HBM and Indoor & Outdoor Air Quality. The Agenda is attached.
The Health and Environment Alliance is an official partner in the COPHES project, and HEAL Secretariat will be making presentations at the workshops.
For more information, please contact: Lisette@env-health.org and consult the Project Website
Written on 10 November 2011.