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Would you like to learn more on the impact of chemicals on our health?

At HBM4EU we are developing a series of factsheets to understand the possible health effects of  the exposure to chemicals we are studying, how they might enter our body, how they might affect our health and also how we can reduce our exposure.

These factsheets are already available:

We are currently working on the factsheets for the remaining 15 priority substances.

Per each factsheet, we are developing infographics. See the Bisphenols infographic below.


Don’t miss out our HBM4EU videos at the European Environment Agency’s You Tube Channel. We have released a new video on ‘How to live in a chemical world at the workplace‘.  How chemical exposure at the workplace can occur? Which are the main sectors of concern? How do we keep exposure levels safe? What is the European Union doing to  protect citizens? Watch the video and find out what  HBM4EU is doing to support efforts to protect European workers from chemicals that can be carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic for reproduction and allergenic.


HBM4EU – How the body takes up chemicals?

Watch the full video in English here to learn about HBM4EU project and how the initiative is  coordinating 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 video is available in many European languages. To watch a shorter version, please visit the HBM4EU YouTube page here. Also, watch the full video here on how the body takes up chemicals.

Human Biomonitoring for Europe, HBM4EU – science and policy for a healthy future

We have also developed short capsules for substances on phthalates, bisphenols, acrylamide, pesticides, mixtures and mercury that soon will be on line. You will learn about:

  1. Main routes of exposure and health impacts
  2. What do we know about current human exposure and what is HBM4EU doing?
  3. Advice to consumers and
  4. What is the European Union doing to prevent human exposure to certain chemical substances.

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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.