The videos from the HBM4EU Final Exhibition named ‘We live in a chemical world cover the main conclusions of the project and can be found below:

1.Priority substances

2. Exposure levels and exceedance values

3. Health outcomes

4. Policy messages

5. Time trends – Phthalates

6. Peer-reviewed publications

7. Societal concern

8. Interviews


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.