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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.

Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Effects

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.

Air Pollution and Networking, Risk Assessment

AIRNET – A Thematic Network on Air Pollution and Health.
EMECAP – European Mercury Emission from Chlor-alkali Plants.


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.

Chemicals with Genotoxic and Carcinogenic Effects

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.

Chemicals with Multiple Effects

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.

Chemicals: Risk Assessment, Testing and Models

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).

Extra-low Frequency Electromagnetic Fields and Health

REFLEX – Risk Evaluation of Potential Environmental Hazards from Low-energy Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Exposure using Sensitive in vitro Methods.

Terahertz Radiation and Health

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.


Noise and Health

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.


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.


CCASHH – Climate Change and Adaptation Strategies for Human Health.
PHEWE – Assessment and Prevention of Acute Health Effects of Weather Conditions in Europe.


NANODERM – Quality of Skin as Barrier to Ultrafine Particles.
NANPATHOLOGY – The role of Nanoparticles in Material-induced pathologies.


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EU Research on Environment and Health - Results from projects funded by the Fifth Framework Programme