As part of the Human Biomonitoring for Europe (HBM4EU) initiative a human biomonitoring (HBM) survey is conducted in 21 countries. This survey builds on existing HBM capacity in Europe by aligning national or regional HBM studies. The survey targets 3 age groups (i) children aged 6-11 years, (ii) teenagers aged 12-19 years and (iii) young adults aged 20-39 years and includes a total of 9493 participants (3151 children, 2953 teenagers and 3389 young adults). Depending on the age group, internal exposure to phthalates and substitute Hexamoll® DINCH, brominated and organophosphorus flame retardants, per-/poly-fluorinated compounds, cadmium, bisphenols and/or polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are assessed. The main goal of the programme is to obtain quality controlled and comparable HBM data of exposure to chemicals, prioritized under HBM4EU, with European wide coverage to inform the development of environment and health policies. This paper describes the framework of the HBM4EU survey and the approach that has been applied to align European HBM initiatives across Europe.
Auteur : Gilles Liese, Govarts Eva, Rambaud Loïc, Vogel Nina, Castaño Argelia, Esteban López Marta, Rodriguez Martin Laura, Koppen Gudrun, Remy Sylvie, Vrijheid Martine, Montazeri Parisa, Birks Laura, Sepai Ovnair, Stewart Lorraine, Fiddicke Ulrike, Loots Ilse, Knudsen Lisbeth E, Kolossa-Gehring Marike, Schoeters Greet
International journal of hygiene and environmental health, 2021, vol. 237, p. 1-11