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.
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.