Main Researcher: Anna-Maria
Other Researchers: Hanne Frederiksen, Stine A Holmboe, Niels
Jørgensen, Katharina Main, Anders Juul
biomonitoring for EU (HBM4EU) is a joint effort of 26 European countries and
the European Commission with the overarching goal of generating knowledge to
inform the safe management of chemicals and so to protect human health. Human
biomonitoring will also be used to understand human exposure to chemicals and
resulting health impacts.
participation in HBM4EU involves our expertise in biomonitoring of
non-persistent chemicals such as phthalates and bisphenols as well as
availability of biobanked samples from our well-characterised
populationstudies. Thus, we are involved in several of the HBM4EU workpackages.
Outcomes: To meet the future challenge into human
biomonitoring, new analytical methods for a range of hot-topic environmental
chemicals have been developed and validated. Therefore beside our previous
battery of methods on well-known phthalate metabolites, simple environmental
phenols, parabens and UV filters, we are now also able to analyse other
suspected endocrine disrupting chemicals such as paracetamol and other aniline
metabolites and new substitutes for phthalates (metabolites of DiNCH and DEHTP)
and bisphenol-A (BPS, BPF and other
is co-funded by Horizon 2020 and will be running for 5 years from 2017-2021. More information about HBM4EU can be found here.