European Human Exposome Network

The world’s largest network of projects studying the impact of environmental exposures on human health.

Relationship between our health and the environment

The European Human Exposome Network was launched in Brussels in February 2020. It is made up of nine EU funded collaborative research projects, involving 126 research groups from 24 countries. One of the projects, LongITools* is seeking to understand how interactions between the environment, lifestyle and our health determines our risks of developing chronic cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Translating research

Both the network, and the individual projects within it, are tasked with translating their research findings into decision making and evaluation tools for policymakers. This will enable the development of more coherent policies for jointly improving both human health and our environment.

Policy forum

Beta is playing a pivotal role in the development of policy options in LongITools, led by Principal Consultant and policy expert Mitchell Salter. To ensure policy options are effective, LongITools is taking a collaborative approach – establishing a Policy Forum to help build a consensus between the research and evidence base and to enable the policymakers to enact change.

You can find out more about the European Human Exposome Network by visiting the network website The policy forum will be launched in June 2020 and you can follow Mitchell’s policy blog on the LongITools website.

* LongITools received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 874739.