Environmental factor / Projects

Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
European Surveillance of Congenital Anomalies [EUROCAT]
To facilitate the reduction of the public health burden of congenital anomalies (CA) by epidemiological surveillance through the EUROCAT network of population-based congenital anomaly registers.
Start date: 01/01/2011 - End date: 01/01/2014

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2010)
Topic: Environmental factor
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
European monitoring of excess mortality for public health action [EURO-MOMO]
To develop and operate a routine public health mortality monitoring system aimed at detecting and measuring, on a real-time basis, excess number of deaths related to influenza and other possible publi...
To develop and operate a routine public health mortality monitoring system aimed at detecting and measuring, on a real-time basis, excess number of deaths related to influenza and other possible public health threats across European countries.
Start date: 01/02/2008 - End date: 01/05/2011

Call: Responding To Health Threats Rapidly And In A Co-Ordinated Manner (Ht 2007)
Topic: Environmental factor
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
European Advanced Risk Assessors Accredited Training Programme for highly qualified toxicology experts [TRISK]
To develop a training programme in risk assessment based on common European criteria, easily adoptable by institutions across Europe, and focusing on risk assessment methodology and procedure. TRISK f...
To develop a training programme in risk assessment based on common European criteria, easily adoptable by institutions across Europe, and focusing on risk assessment methodology and procedure. TRISK fills an important need in the training of toxicologists into areas of risk assessment by establishing a clear and recognized definition of training criteria and a recognition mechanism to qualify risk assessors.
Start date: 01/02/2009 - End date: 01/02/2012

Call: Improve Citizen'S Health Security (Hs-2008)
Topic: Environmental factor
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Use of Sub-national Indicators to Improve Public Health in Europe [UNIPHE]
The aim of the project is to develop a sustainable environmental health monitoring system of a set of sub-national indicators to improve public health across Europe and facilitate the comparability of...
The aim of the project is to develop a sustainable environmental health monitoring system of a set of sub-national indicators to improve public health across Europe and facilitate the comparability of health status data and identify policies and interventions that deliver positive health outcomes e.g. reduction in mortality from road traffic accidents.
Start date: 01/03/2009 - End date: 01/03/2012
Keywords : [ Environmental factor ]

Call: Generate And Disseminate Health Information And Knowledge (Hi-2008)
Topic: Environmental factor
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Safety evaluation of manufactured nanomaterials by characterisation of their potential genotoxic hazard [NANOGENOTOX]
Human exposure to manufactured nanomaterials (MNs) used in consumer products may occur during several phases of their life cycle. The lack of scientific knowledge makes regulation difficult.

The aim ...
Human exposure to manufactured nanomaterials (MNs) used in consumer products may occur during several phases of their life cycle. The lack of scientific knowledge makes regulation difficult.

The aim of the Joint Action is to establish a robust methodology to assess the potential genotoxicity of MNs and to generate data on the genotoxic effect of certain reference materials (www.nanogenotox.eu).

The JA specific objectives are:
To obtain detailed physicochemical properties for each selected MN
To determine the influence of exposure media on MNs dispersability and to identify the optimum preparation protocols for the specific MNs
To generate in vitro genotoxicity data on MNs
To perform a round robin test on in vitro genotoxicity testing of MNs
To determine relevant doses and sampling time for biodistribution and in vivo genotoxicity studies, and to identify MN accumulation in organs for in vivo genotoxicity tests
To generate data from in vivo genotoxicity selected tests, and to assess the correlation between in vivo and in vitro results taking into account the kinetic results
Start date: 01/03/2010 - End date: 01/03/2013

Call: Improve Citizen''S Health Security (Hs-2009)
Topic: Environmental factor