France has taken over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union on January 1, 2022, and will until June 30, 2022.
On this occasion, the EHESP School of Public Health and the University of Rennes 1, in partnership with Inserm and Anses, the University of Masaryk and the European Digital UniverCity alliance, and with the support of the Conference of University Presidents, are organizing a scientific event entitled "Chemical Exposome and Public Health" on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 in Brussels (Maison Irène et Frédéric Joliot-Curie de la science et de l'innovation).
Irset scientists are closely associated with this event, which will be accessible by invitation only.
A Scientific Challenge To Take Up As Part Of The “One Health” European Strategy
The environment is now recognized as one of the most important factors influencing human health and well-being. Growing evidences suggest that prevention is more cost-effective compared to treatment, since environmental risk factors are modifiable. The exposome concept (concept that complements the genome and considers the totality of environmental exposures from conception onwards) is a game changer for better understanding the links between the environment and health, and uncovers a wide range of modifiable risk factors for chronic diseases. It is now essential to move from the theory to technological and scientific applications of the concept and to reinforce the capacity for mapping human exposures to mixtures of environmental chemicals.
This seminar aims at discussing how to overcome scientific and technologic barriers in France and in the EU, in light of international efforts on building research infrastructures for understanding the human chemical exposome.