Improving urban population health

By 2030 more than 80% of Europe’s population will live and interact with a complex urban environment, consisting of a mixture of social and environmental factors. Individually or collectively these factors, known as the Urban Exposome, have an often modifiable impact on our health and provide important targets to improve population health.

EXPANSE will address one of the most pertinent questions for urban planners, policy makers, and inhabitants in Europe: “How to maximize one’s health in a modern urban environment?”

Strong reasons for the new WHO air quality guidelines

Strong reasons for the new WHO air quality guidelines

In celebration of EU Green Week, Google Project Air View, in collaboration with the City of Copenhagen, Utrecht University and Aarhus University, shares a new air quality map for Copenhagen, which citizens can also study. The new measurements of air pollution show that the pollution with the so-called ultrafine particles is worst on streets with a lot of car traffic.

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First Edition EHEN Newsletter

First Edition EHEN Newsletter

The European Human Exposome Network newsletter is out! In a handy PDF format, it showcases all the EHEN projects, starting with an overview of the exposome concept, and moving on to introduce the Network Coordination Team who will be leading EHEN over the coming years, and the collaborative aims of the EHEN working groups on Communication and Dissemination, Metadata, and Law and Ethics.

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Decoding the exposome, the biggest influencer on health

Decoding the exposome, the biggest influencer on health

This is the story of how researchers in Utrecht are starting to systematically sequence the environmental factors influencing our health – mapping out the outside world as well as the miniature worlds existing, for instance, in our intestinal tracts. Decoding life. One block at a time.

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