What are the main objectives of HBM4EU?

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    • Harmonise procedures and tools for human biomonitoring at European Union level;
    • Provide and, where missing, generate internal exposure data and link this data to external exposure and the relevant exposure pathways;
    • Develop novel methods to identify human internal exposure to environmental and occupational chemicals and establish the causal links with human health effects;
    • Provide policy-makers and the general public with science-based knowledge on the health risks associated with chemicals exposure; and
    • Improve chemical risk assessment in the European Union through the effective use of human biomonitoring data.

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.