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05/06/2018

Shaping the future of human biomonitoring in Europe for healthy citizens

Under the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the international conference ‘Human biomonitoring in Europe – science and policy for healthy citizens’ is taking place in Vienna on 28 September 2018.

Co-organised with the European Commission (DG RTD), this high-level event aims to highlight the benefits of human biomonitoring in the fields of science, policy making and citizens’ awareness. The first results of the European HBM4EU joint initiative, a project to generate knowledge and to inform about the safe management of chemicals in Europe, will also be presented during the conference.

Human biomonitoring is about detecting (traces of) chemicals in our bodies to improve public health. Since chemicals are widely used in food and consumer products, and the exposure to them concerns all citizens, this conference will be attended by high-level representatives from all EU member states, the European Commission and other key stakeholders.

More information

Check out EU-OSHA discussion paper about monitoring technology in the workplace

Read OSHwiki article on biological monitoring