Germany

The German National Hub is the German Human Biomonitoring Commission (HBM Commission) complemented by the German linked third parties of HBM4EU and the German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA). The members of the HBM Commission are appointed in person by the president of the German Environment Agency. They are scientists, experts from federal agencies, state authorities, universities, public health institutes and clinical institutions. The permanent guests of the HBM Commission represent the Permanent Working Group of the Highest Health Authorities of the Federal States (AOLG), different ministries and federal agencies. The HBM Commission advises UBA within the field of HBM and derives the German HBM values as well as the reference values.