New citizen survey on chemical safety and human biomonitoring
The European Human Biomonitoring Initiative (HBM4EU), a project which looks at our exposure to chemicals across Europe, is asking European citizens to fill in a survey on their perspectives on chemical safety and human biomonitoring.
HBM4EU is an initiative between 30 European countries, the European Environment Agency and the European Commission, which coordinates human biomonitoring in Europe to generate evidence of citizens’ exposure to chemicals and the possible health effects. The results can be used to support policy making, such as restricting chemicals in certain uses.
We can all be exposed to harmful chemicals in our day-to-day lives, for example from consumer products like cosmetics, furniture and clothing, from food and water, and a range of other sources. Some of these chemicals can build up in our bodies and could lead to negative health impacts.
The survey is available in over 20 languages and is open until the 31st December 2020. It should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.