Human biomonitoring and policy making

Human biomonitoring as a tool in policy making towards consumer safety

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This report is based on the seminar “Human biomonitoring (HBM) as a tool in policy making towards consumer safety” directed towards professionals involved in HBM programs, legislators and other policy-makers, risk assessors as well as researchers from universities and other higher educational institutions. It was organized by the Swedish National Food Agency in collaboration with the Norwegian Food Safety Authority, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, the University of Iceland, and Karolinska Institute, Sweden. Experts from Europe, USA, and Canada within the field of HBM participated. It was agreed that HBM provides a powerful tool in policy making towards consumer safety. It was also concluded that there is interest to develop the Nordic collaborative efforts within the area of HBM and that there would, unquestionably, be benefits from this in terms of harmonization.




On the second day of the seminar, the participants were divided into four discussion groups. A chair and a secretary were appointed to each group. A number of questions had been compiled beforehand by the organizers, which were used in the group discussions. Before the discussions started, a summary from the first day was given by the organizers and the groups delivered take home messages from day one.


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