Which pollutants are people exposed to nowadays and which have diminished as a result of environmental legislation? This was one of the topics more than 300 experts from 33 countries discussed on the 2nd International Conference on Human Biomonitoring in April 2016 in Berlin. The scientific presentations, the conference proceeding including abstracts of the oral and poster presentations as well as some impressions from the conference are found now on the conference website: https://www.umweltbundesamt.de/en/2nd-international-conference-on-human-biomonitoring-4
A Special Issue “Harmonized human biomonitoring on a European scale: experiences in seventeen countries” has been issued in August 2015 in Environmental Research
This Special Issue informs on the methods used and on the analysis of the data obtained in a recent European HBM pilot study, recommended as an action within the European Environment and Health Action Plan.
The 10th edition of the LIFE Environment Awards took place in Brussels in June 2014. This annual event is a means of acknowledging the work of the most outstanding LIFE Environment projects completed by the end of the previous calendar year. Its importance was highlighted by the presence of Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director of the European Environment Agency.
HBM week November 30th - December 2nd. COPHES and DEMOCOPHES invited scientists, policy makers and stakeholders from different parts of the world in order to exchange on recent experiences, findings and questions in 4 workshops. In the same week, closed sessions dedicated to the progress of the twin projects as well as a training sessions for the 17 implementing countries were organised. A European press Conference was given on Wednesday, 30th of November.