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Scientist's opinion : prof. Dr Marike Kolossa-Gehring about Human Biomonitoring

A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Dr Marike Kolossa-Gehring about Human Biomonitoring

Human Biomonitoring, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Dr Marike Kolossa-Gehring, biologist and toxicologist and got her PhD from the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany. What is the HBM4EU mission and priorities? The mission of HBM4EU is to protect people in Europe from the exposure to hazardous chemicals and thereby improving human health. Pollutants like plasticisers, glyphosate or ...

Human biomonitoring : Changing environment, changing health

Changing environment, changing health

Our environment and health are closely intertwined, and we must equip future generations with adaptive capacities to achieve sustainable human wellbeing on all fronts. One such environment is our chemical one, present in the products we use, the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe. Human biomonitoring - a scientific technique that allows us to assess whether and to what extent environmental substances have entered our bodies and how exposure may be changing over time - is a useful public health surveillance tool with which the real-life burden of exposure to chemicals can be assessed.

Scientist's opinion : prof. Jana Klánová about Human Biomonitoring

A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Prof. Jana Klánová about Human Biomonitoring

Human Biomonitoring, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Prof. Jana Klánová, professor of environmental chemistry at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, and a director of the RECETOX Centre of MU. Establishing exposure-health relationships seems like an enormous task. How are the teams actually going about this? This is not a task to be completed within ...

HBM4EU EU project

EU Project : HBM4EU

HBM4EU is a joint effort of 30 countries, the European Environment Agency and the European Commission, co-funded under Horizon 2020. The initiative is coordinating and advancing human biomonitoring in Europe. HBM4EU is generating evidence of the actual exposure of citizens to chemicals and the possible health effects in order to support policy making. The HBM4EU ...

COVID-19 How uncertainty affects our consumer behaviour

COVID-19: How uncertainty affects our consumer behaviour

As the novel coronavirus is spreading rapidly around the world without treatment or a vaccine, uncertainty and fear prevails, leading many people to stockpile food, cleaning products and toilet paper. But is this a reasonable response in the face of a pandemic crisis?

Urban Health Making Cities Sustainable and Healthier for All

Urban health: making cities sustainable and healthier for all

The current Covid-19 pandemic draws attention to the need to integrate health equity into urban planning and encourage behaviours that simultaneously protect the environment and promote health.

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Andrea Renda about COVID-19 & GDPR

COVID-19 & GDPR, a scientist’s opinion We speak with Andrea Renda, professor of Digital Innovation at the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium). He is a Senior Research Fellow and Head of the CEPS Unit on Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation and the Digital Economy (GRID). How do you evaluate the current increased use of data (especially ...

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Innocenzo Genna about COVID-19 & GDPR

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Innocenzo Genna about COVID-19 & GDPR

COVID-19 & GDPR, a scientist’s opinion We speak with Innocenzo Genna, independent public affairs consultant advising in telecoms and Internet European regulation. He is also known via his professional blog RadioBruxellesLibera. How would you evaluate the current increased use of data (especially in non-EU countries) and its effectiveness in “stopping” the virus? I have read ...

Which way for EU data governance during COVID-19?

Since the unprecedented outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, the use of data has extensively been discussed. What obstacles do scientists, public health officials and private companies face when processing datasets? And how much digital privacy can EU citizens afford in times of crisis?

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Anna Odone about COVID-19 & GDPR

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Anna Odone about COVID-19 & GDPR

COVID-19 & GDPR, a scientist’s opinion We speak with Anna Odone, Associate Professor of Public Health at the Faculty of Medicine of the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele in Milan. As a consultant physician, responsible for the Unit of Clinical Epidemiology and Health Technology Assessment at San Raffaele Scientific Institute, she is the President of the ...