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AIR POLLUTION-RELATED HEALTH IMPACTS
Air Pollution and Respiratory Health
AIRALLERG – Effects of Outdoor and Indoor Air Pollution on the Development of Allergic Disease in Children. BIOAIR – Longitudinal Assessment of Clinical Course and Biomarkers in Severe Chronic Airway Disease. ECHRS II – European Prospective Study on Environment, Allergy and the Lung. HELIOS – Biomarkers for the Non-invasive Assessment of Acute and Chronic Effects of Air Pollutants on the Respiratory Epithelium. HEPMEAP – Health Effects of Particles from Motor Engine Exhaust and Ambient Air Pollution. MOCALEX – Measurement of Occupational Allergen Exposure. PAMCHAR – Chemical and Biological Characterisation of ambient air coarse, fine and ultrafine particles for Human Health Risk Assessment in Europe. PATY – Pollution and the young combined analyses of cross-sectional studies of respiratory health of children and air pollution. PAWG – Programmable Air Wave Generator with Controlled Temperature, Pressure, Humidity and Air Wave Frequencies for Calibration. RAIAP – Respiratory Allergy and Inflammation due to Ambient Particles – A Europe-wide Assessment. RUPIOH – Relationship between Ultrafine and Fine Particulate Matter in Indoor and Outdoor Air and Respiratory Health.
Air Pollution and Genotoxic or Carcinogenic Effects
AMBIPATH – Mechanism-based Approaches to Improved Cancer Risk Assessment of Ambient Air Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs). CHILDRENGENONETWORK – European Network on Children’s Susceptibility and Exposure to Environmental Genotoxicants. EXPAH – Effects of PAHs in Environmental Pollution on Exogenous and Endogenous DNA Damage. GEN-AIR – Molecular Changes and Genetic Susceptibility in Relation to Air Pollution and Environmental Tobacco Smoke: a case-control study in non-smokers nested in the epic investigation.
AIRGENE – Air Pollution and Inflammatory Response in Myocardial Infraction Survivors: Gene-environment-interactions in High-risk Group. HEAPSS – Health Effects of Air Pollution on Susceptible Subpopulations: Ultrafine particles and myocardial infarction. MAAPHRI – Multidisciplinary Approaches to Airborne Pollutants Health-Related Issues.
Chemicals with Reproductive and Developmental Effects
ANEMONE – Assessment of Neurobehavioural Endpoints and Markers of Neurotoxicant Exposures. BEEP – Biological Effects of Environmental Pollution in Marine Coastal Ecosystems. BIOCET – Bioaccumulation of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Small Cetaceans in European Waters: Transport Pathways and Impact on Reproduction. COMPARE – Comparison of Exposure-Effect Pathways to Improve the Assessment of Human Health Risks of Complex Environmental Mixtures of Organohalogens. COMPRENDO – Comparative Research on Endocrine Disrupters: Phylogenic Approach and Common Principles focusing on Androgenic/ Anti-androgenic Compounds. ENDISRUPT – Identification of Critical Rat Testicular Genes altered after Fetal Androgenic Disruption by Flutamide: Use of DNA Microarray. ENDOMET – Dysregulation of Endogenous Steroid Metabolism Potentially alters Neuronal and Reproductive System Development: Effects of Environmental Plasticisers. ENV REPROD HEALTH – Increasing Incidence of Human Male Reproductive Health Disorders in relation to Environmental Effects on growth- and sex steroid induced Alterations in Programmed Development. EUROPIT – Toxicological Evaluation of the Immune Function of Pesticide Workers, a Europe-wide Assessment. EXPORED – Multi-organic Risk Assessment of Selected Endocrine Disrupters. FIRE – Risk Assessment of Brominated Flame Retardants as Suspected Endocrine-Disrupters for Human and Wildlife Health. GENDISRUPT – Genetic Markers and Susceptibility to the Effects of Endocrine Disruptors during Mammalian Testis Development. INUENDO – Biopersistent organochlorines in Diet and Human Fertility. Epidemiological Studies of time in Pregnancy and Semen Quality in Inuit and European Populations. PBDE-NTOX – Developmental Neurotoxicity of Polybrominated Diphenyl-ethers (PBDE): Mechanisms and Effects. PCBRISK – Evaluating Human Health Risk from Low-dose and Long-term PCB Exposure.
ASHRAM – Arsenic Risk Assessment and Molecular Epidemiology. ASRISK – The Mechanistic Basis for providing a Realistic Cancer Risk Assessment for Exposure to Inorganic Arsenic within the European Community. CANCERRISKBIO-MARKERS – Cytogenetic Biomarkers and Human Cancer Risk. EXASRUB – Improved Exposure Assessment for Prospective Cohort Studies and Exposure Control in the Rubber Manufacturing Industry. FIBRETOX – Mechanisms of Toxicity of Asbestos-Substitute Mineral Fibres: New Approaches to Hazard and Risk Assessment. OXEXRISK – Oxidative Stress and Chronic Diseases: Exocyclic DNA Adducts as Markers for Disrupted Genomic Integrity and Risk. PEPFAC – Protection of the European Population from Aneugenic Chemicals. WOODRISK – Risk Assessment of Wood Dust: Assessment of Exposure, Health Effects and Biological Mechanisms.
ESTROGENS & DISEASE – The Impact of Developmental Exposure to Weak (Environmental) Estrogens on the Incidence of Diseases in Target Organs later in Life. EURISKED – Multi-organic Risk Assessment of Selected Endocrine Disrupters.
ACE – Analysing Combination Effects of Mixtures of Estrogenic Chemicals in Marine and Freshwater Organisms. APECOP – Effective Approaches for Assessing the Predicted Environmental Concentrations (PEC) of Pesticides: a Proposal supporting the Harmonised Registration of Pesticides in Europe. BONETOX – Bone Development and Homeostasis: Critical Targets in Toxicology. Research to Support Test-method Development and Human-health Risk Assessment for Dioxins and other Endocrine-disrupting Compounds in the Food Chain. DIOXIN RISK ASSESSMENT – Comprehensive Risk Analysis of Dioxins: Development of Methodology to Assess Genetic Susceptibility to Developmental Disturbances and Cancer. EASYRING – Environmental-agent Susceptibility Assessment Utilising Existing and Novel Biomarkers as Rapid Non-invasive Testing Methods. EDEN – Endocrine Disrupters: Exploring novel Endpoints, Exposure, Low-dose and Mixture Effects in Humans, Aquatic Wildlife and Laboratory Animals. EDERA – Development and Implementation of New in vivo and in vitro Systems for the Characterisation of Endocrine Disrupters. EDETOX – Evaluations and Predictions of Dermal Absorption of Toxic Chemicals. FRAGRANCE ALLERGY – Fragrance Chemical Allergy: a Major Environmental and Consumer Health Problem in Europe. IMMUNOTOX CELL CHIP – A new Technology for Fluorescent ‘Cell Chip’ Immunotoxicity Testing. MENDOS – Biomimetic Optical Sensors for Environmental Endocrine Disruptor Screening. PLUTOCRACY – Placental Uptake and Transfer of Environmental Chemicals relating to Allergy in Childhood Years. RANTIV – Development of Methods for Predictive Toxicity Testing with reference to Neurotoxic Volatile Chemicals. RISKOFDERM – Risk Assessment for Occupational Dermal Exposure to Chemicals. SENSPESTI – Tissue Engineering of Living Biosensors to Evaluate Risks for Health by Pesticides affecting the Cholinergic Neurotransmitter System. SUSCEPSTYRENE – Genetic Polymorphisms and Biomonitoring of Styrene.
CEMFEC – Combined effects if Electromagnetic Fields with Environmental Carcinogens. GUARD – Potential Adverse Effects of GSM cellular Phones on Hearing. INTERPHONE – International Case Control Studies of Cancer in Relation to Mobile Phone Use. RAMP 2001 – Risk Assessment for Exposure of Nervous System Cells to Mobile Telephone EMF: from in vitro to in vivo studies. PERFORM-A – In vivo Research on Possible Health Effects related to Mobile Telephones and Base Stations (Carcinogenicity Studies in Rodents).
THZ-BRIDGE – Tera-hertz radiation in Biological Research, Investigations on Diagnostics and Study on Potential Genotoxic Effects. ADVICE PULSED FIELDS – Health Impact from the Use of Security and Similar Devices Employing Pulsed and Continuous Electromagnetic Fields.
HYENA – Hypertension and Exposure to Noise near Airports. NOISECHEM – Noise and Industrial Chemicals: Interaction Effects on Hearing and Balance. NOPHER – Noise Pollution Health Effects Reduction. RANCH – Road Traffic and Aircraft Noise Exposure and Children’s Cognition and Health: Exposure-effect relationships and Combined Effects.
UV LIGHT AND IONISING RADIATION-RELATED HEALTH IMPACTS
IHA-UV – Immunological Health and Adaptation following Chronic Exposure to Environmental Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation. MAUVE – Genetic Mechanisms involving Ultraviolet Light in the Development of Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma. PREVENTION BIOMARKERS – New Bio-markers of Oxidative Stress to Humans: a Role in Developing New Strategies for Human Protection against Environmental (UV-A) Damage to Skin. SUNALL – Allergy to the Sun: Multidisciplinary Investigation on the Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention of Polymorphic Light Eruption across Europe. THYRRISK – Environmental and Host Factors in the Risk of Thyroid Cancer.
E21-4AYC – Environmental Influences and Infection as Aetiological Agencies in Atopy and Asthma in Young Children. EPILYMPH – Environmental Exposures and Lymphoid Neoplasms. GEOPARKINSON – Parkinsonism and Parkinson’s Disease. HEARTS – Health Effects and Risk of Transport Systems. PARSIFAL – Prevention of Allergy – Risk Factors for Sensitisation in Children related to Farming and Anthroposophic Lifestyle. PASTURE – Protection against Allergy: Study in Rural Environments. PDCAAE – Prevalence and Determinants of Childhood Asthma and Allergies across Europe. PINCHE – Policy Interpretation Network on Children’s Health and Environment.
AQUACHIP – Development and Validation of a DNA-Chip Technology for the assessment of the Bacteriological Quality of Bathing and Drinking Water. DUWS RISK ASSESSMENT – Microbial Risk Assessment of Dental Unit Water Systems (DUWS) in General Dental Practice. PEPCY – Toxic and Bioactive Peptides in Cyanobacteria.