EU advised on health-environment research

Scientists call for more investigation into ultra-fine particles, "new" chemical compounds

The EU’s scientific committee on health and environmental risks (Scher) has issued an advisory opinion on research priorities in human health and the environment.  Top of its list is long-term exposure to ultra-fine particulate matter (PM2.5), as well as indoor air quality and nanoparticles.  Scher calls for an EU network to monitor human exposure to pollutants and for high priority to be given to "new" chemical compounds, including degradation products of high production volume chemicals.  The opinion relates to spending over the next seven-years under the FP7 EU research programme.  See opinion.

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