Toward a European exposure science strategy

Peter Fantke, Natalie von Goetz , Jos Bessems, Alison Connolly, Urs Schlüter, Tatsiana Dudzina, Yuri Bruinen de Bruin

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Abstract

In Europe, exposure science is closely related to various regulations. However, recent scientific advances face difficulties in finding their way into regulatory common practices. This is a major driver for the European Chapter of the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES Europe) to initiate developing an urgently needed «European Exposure Science Strategy» by soliciting exposure scientists from all relevant stakeholder communities. In building this European strategy for exposure science, we will focus on the following set of six overarching objectives: (i) To build a European Programme and related infrastructure to generate, assess, exchange, and communicate experimental and model-based exposure information; (ii) To advance exposure science with focus on closing existing knowledge gaps, building science-based and operational data and methods, fostering integration and interaction of disciplines involved in exposure science; (iii) To provide guidance and recommendations for exposure assessment in science and policy; (iv) To foster the inclusion of realistic exposure information in various regulatory and non-regulatory assessment and management frameworks and related decision-making processes; (v) To strengthen the impact of exposure science on human health and environmental policies; and (vi) To support trans-agency and trans-institutional coordination, education, and engaging a broader European stakeholder community including triggering. These objectives will be addressed through establishing dedicated working groups from the wider European exposure science community to foster a focused and consolidated effort that will ultimately provide guidance for improving and increasing the use of exposure science in in European regulation and practice. Initial focus will be on objectives with highest priority and capacity within the related stakeholder community.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBook of abstracts of Joint Meeting of the International Society of Exposure Science and the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate 27th Annual Meeting
Publication date2019
Pages325-326
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventJoint Meeting of the International Society of Exposure Science and the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate - Kaunas, Lithuania
Duration: 18 Aug 201922 Aug 2019

Conference

ConferenceJoint Meeting of the International Society of Exposure Science and the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
CountryLithuania
CityKaunas
Period18/08/201922/08/2019

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