HBM4EU is a joint effort of 28 countries, the European Environment Agency and the European Commission, co-funded under Horizon 2020.
The main aim of the initiative is to coordinate and advance human biomonitoring in Europe. HBM4EU will provide better evidence of the actual exposure of citizens to chemicals and the possible health effects to support policy making.
The HBM4EU initiative represents a novel collaboration between scientists and chemical risk assessors and risk managers, including several Commission services, EU agencies and national representatives. The project will build bridges between the research and policy worlds and deliver benefits to society in terms of enhanced chemical safety.
HBM4EU will run for five years, from 2017 to 2021. In developing priorities for HBM4EU under the first annual work plan, the consortium conducted a prioritisation exercise to identify those substances to be the focus of activities. Additional prioritisation rounds were planned through the lifespan of the project to ensure that our research responds dynamically to policy needs. A second round of prioritisation was conducted from 2017 to 2018 and a third round of prioritisation is foreseen for 2019 to 2020.
An introductory leaflet to HBM4EU is available in a range of languages. Please click on the language below to download the leaflet.