In an article published on September 14, 2017 by regulatory news provider Chemical Watch, reporter Emma Davies informed that the European Human Biomonitoring Initiative (HBM4EU) is asking stakeholders to nominate priority chemicals. HBM4EU is an initiative by the European Commission (EC) and European countries “to coordinate and advance human biomonitoring” and was launched in December 2016 (FPF reported). Stakeholders, including non-governmental organizations and industry associations, are asked to propose priority substances as well as to “list research areas they would like to see addressed,” Davies explained. Nine substance groups for initial focus, including phthalates, bisphenols, and per-/polyfluorinated compounds, were already prioritized when the project was launched (FPF reported). Davies noted that stakeholders can make their nominations until September 30, 2017; the substances will then be discussed at a workshop in November 2017.
Emma Davies (September 14, 2017). “EU monitoring project asks stakeholders to nominate substances.” Chemical Watch