Sebastian Oberthür Advises Major European Project

IES Professor Sebastian Oberthür was appointed as a member of the Advisory Board of the HBM4EU project. Co-funded under Horizon 2020, HBM4EU is a joint effort of 28 European countries, the European Environment Agency and the European Commission, to coordinate and advance human biomonitoring in Europe. HBM4EU will provide better evidence of the actual exposure of citizens to chemicals and the possible health effects to support policy making. The HBM4EU initiative represents a novel collaboration between scientists and chemical risk assessors and risk managers, including several Commission services, EU agencies and national representatives. The project will build bridges between the research and policy worlds and is to deliver enhanced chemical safety. HBM4EU will run for five years, from 2017 to 2021. The first meeting of the Advisory Board was held in Berlin on 6 September 2017. For more information on HBM4EU, see https://www.hbm4eu.eu.