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HBM4EU partners in Iceland

HBM4EU linked third parties in Iceland

In Iceland, human biomonitoring falls both directly and indirectly under the remit of three different governmental agencies: The Directorate of Health (under the Minister of Welfare), The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (under the Ministry of Industries and Innovation) and The Environment Agency of Iceland (under the Ministry for the Environment). When it comes to human biomonitoring these agencies usually work closely with researchers at the University of Iceland and Matis in terms of sharing of expertise and data.

The HBM4EU initiative provides an excellent opportunity for better sharing of resources and expertise, which will lead to a higher level of focus and ambitions for human biomonitoring projects being conducted in the future.

Read the Icelandic NH narrative here.


The HBM4EU project was launched in 2016 with the aim of improving the collective understanding of human exposure to hazardous chemicals and developing HBM as an exposure assessment method. The project had €74m in funding and jointly implemented by 120 partners from 28 participating countries – 24 EU member states plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Israel and the European Environment Agency. One of its aims was to ensure the sustainability of HBM in the EU beyond 2021. The project ended in June 2022. The website will not be updated any longer, except the page on peer reviewed publications, but will be online until 2032.