Launch Event of the European Human Exposome Network
The Human Exposome is an emerging research area aiming at deciphering how environmental exposures (diet, lifestyle, occupational and environmental factors) during our lifetime affect our health. If we understand this, we can better design disease prevention and health promotion actions. The European Human Exposome Network is composed of nine research projects now funded under Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
The Zero Pollution Strategy calls for a cross-cutting strategy to protect citizens’ health and well-being from environmental deterioration and pollution, addressing air and water quality, hazardous chemicals, industrial emissions, pesticides, and endocrine disruptors. The Exposome is the study of the risk and health impact of a lifelong exposure to external factors and how they interact with the human bodies internal environment and the individual genetic makeup. A better understanding of the Exposome will lead the way to improved disease prevention and health promotion strategies.
The present event is an opportunity to learn more about the Exposome concept and how the Network aims at advancing our current approach to environment and health research and contributing to better healthcare and policy-making.
The event is open to all interested stakeholders and will be a unique opportunity to interact with the leading European scientists and policy-makers in this area.