• Number of the Project: 308333
  • Duration of the project: 21/05/2012 – 21/11/2016
  • Budget: 1.576.686,59 Litas
  • Main executor: Centre de Recerca en Epidemiologia Ambiental (ES)
  • Institution at VMU: Faculty of Natural Sciences

Aim of the project

To conduct research on novel tools for integrating early-life environmental exposures and child health across Europe.

Actors involved

Norwegian Institute of Public Health (Norway), University of Crete (Greece), Institut National de la Santé de la Recherche Médicale (France), Bradford Institute for Health Research, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (United Kingdom), Vytauto Didziojo Universitetas (Lithuania), Imperial College London (United Kingdom), Centre for Genomic Regulation (Spain), Veiligheids- en Gezondheidsregio Gelderland Midden (Netherlands), Hylobates Consulting S.r.l. (Italy), Sensing & Control Systems S.L. (Spain), Institut National de l’environnement industriel et des risques (France), Spanish National Genotyping Centre (Spain), University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain).

Short description of the project

The objectives of these project are:

  • To measure a range of chemical and physical environmental hazards in food, consumer products, water, air, noise, and the built environment, in pre and postnatal early-life periods;
  • To define multiple exposure patterns and individual exposure variability (temporal, behavioural, toxicokinetic);
  • To quantify uncertainty in exposure estimates;
  • To determine molecular profiles and biological pathways associated with multiple exposures;
  • To obtain exposure-response estimates for multiple exposures and child health;
  • To estimate the burden of childhood disease in Europe due to multiple environmental exposures.
  • To strengthen the knowledge base for European Policy