German Federal Environment Ministry and VCI on home stretch in human biomonitoring



The Federal Environment Ministry (BMU) and the German Chemical Industry (VCI) are working rigorously to bring their joint human biomonitoring project to fruition. This project has been ongoing since 2010, and is aimed at creating new methods that will allow for more chemicals than before to be measured in the human organism. Under the project, the process of developing new detection methods is to be commenced for 50 relevant substances by 2020. 43 substances have already been selected for the project, including substances from this year. New detection methods have so far been developed for 17 of these substances and work is currently underway on a further 22 methods. Due to analytical problems, method development for a few selected substances has unfortunately not been successful. 

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