Volume 11 Supplement 1

Approaching complexities in health and environment


Edited by Alena Bartonova, Janna G Koppe, Aleksandra Fucic, Arno Gutleb, Peter van den Hazel and Hans Keune

HENVINET (Health and Environment Network) final conference.

Brussels, Belgium

14-15 April 2010

  1. Methodology

    How can scientists bring research to use: the HENVINET experience

    Health concerns have driven the European environmental policies of the last 25 years, with issues becoming more complex. Addressing these concerns requires an approach that is both interdisciplinary and engage...

    Alena Bartonova

    Environmental Health 2012 11(Suppl 1):S2

    Published on: 28 June 2012

  2. Methodology

    We’re only in it for the knowledge? A problem solving turn in environment and health expert elicitation

    The FP6 EU HENVINET project aimed at synthesizing the scientific information available on a number of topics of high relevance to policy makers in environment and health. The goal of the current paper is to re...

    Hans Keune, Arno C Gutleb, Karin E Zimmer, Solveig Ravnum, Aileen Yang, Alena Bartonova, Martin Krayer von Krauss, Erik Ropstad, Gunnar S Eriksen, Margaret Saunders, Brooke Magnanti and Bertil Forsberg

    Environmental Health 2012 11(Suppl 1):S3

    Published on: 28 June 2012

  3. Methodology

    An expert assessment on climate change and health – with a European focus on lungs and allergies

    For almost 20 years, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has been assessing the potential health risks associated with climate change; with increasingly convincing evidence that climate change presen...

    Bertil Forsberg, Lennart Bråbäck, Hans Keune, Mike Kobernus, Martin Krayer von Krauss, Aileen Yang and Alena Bartonova

    Environmental Health 2012 11(Suppl 1):S4

    Published on: 28 June 2012

  4. Methodology

    Chlorpyrifos and neurodevelopmental effects: a literature review and expert elicitation on research and policy

    Organophosphate pesticides are widely used on food crops grown in the EU. While they have been banned from indoor use in the US for a decade due to adverse health effects, they are still the most prevalent pes...

    Margaret Saunders, Brooke L Magnanti, Sara Correia Carreira, Aileen Yang, Urinda Alamo-Hernández, Horacio Riojas-Rodriguez, Gemma Calamandrei, Janna G Koppe, Martin Krayer von Krauss, Hans Keune and Alena Bartonova

    Environmental Health 2012 11(Suppl 1):S5

    Published on: 28 June 2012

  5. Methodology

    Policy relevant results from an expert elicitation on the health risks of phthalates

    The EU 6th Framework Program (FP)-funded Health and Environment Network (HENVINET) aimed to support informed policy making by facilitating the availability of relevant knowledge on different environmental heal...

    Karin Elisabeth Zimmer, Arno Christian Gutleb, Solveig Ravnum, Martin Krayer von Krauss, Albertinka J Murk, Erik Ropstad, Janneche Utne Skaare, Gunnar Sundstøl Eriksen, Jan Ludvig Lyche, Janna G Koppe, Brooke L Magnanti, Aileen Yang, Alena Bartonova and Hans Keune

    Environmental Health 2012 11(Suppl 1):S6

    Published on: 28 June 2012

  6. Methodology

    Policy relevant Results from an Expert Elicitation on the Human Health Risks of Decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE) and Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD)

    Apply a recently developed expert elicitation procedure to evaluate the state of the current knowledge of the two brominated flame retardants (BFRs) most commonly used today; decabromo-diphenyl ether (decaBDE)...

    Solveig Ravnum, Karin E Zimmer, Hans Keune, Arno C Gutleb, Albertinka J Murk, Janna G Koppe, Brooke Magnanti, Jan L Lyche, Gunnar S Eriksen, Erik Ropstad, Janneche U Skaare, Michael Kobernus, Aileen Yang, Alena Bartonova and Martin Krayer von Krauss

    Environmental Health 2012 11(Suppl 1):S7

    Published on: 28 June 2012

  7. Review

    Environmental exposure to xenoestrogens and oestrogen related cancers: reproductive system, breast, lung, kidney, pancreas, and brain

    The role of steroids in carcinogenesis has become a major concern in environmental protection, biomonitoring, and clinical research. Although historically oestrogen has been related to development of reproduct...

    Aleksandra Fucic, Marija Gamulin, Zeljko Ferencic, Jelena Katic, Martin Krayer von Krauss, Alena Bartonova and Domenico F Merlo

    Environmental Health 2012 11(Suppl 1):S8

    Published on: 28 June 2012

  8. Methodology

    Cancer risk and the complexity of the interactions between environmental and host factors: HENVINET interactive diagrams as simple tools for exploring and understanding the scientific evidence

    Development of graphical/visual presentations of cancer etiology caused by environmental stressors is a process that requires combining the complex biological interactions between xenobiotics in living and occ...

    Domenico F Merlo, Rosangela Filiberti, Michael Kobernus, Alena Bartonova, Marija Gamulin, Zeljko Ferencic, Maria Dusinska and Aleksandra Fucic

    Environmental Health 2012 11(Suppl 1):S9

    Published on: 28 June 2012

  9. Research

    Thyroid hormone metabolism and environmental chemical exposure

    Polychlorinated dioxins and –furans (PCDD/Fs) and polychlorinated-biphenyls (PCBs) are environmental toxicants that have been proven to influence thyroid metabolism both in animal studies and in human beings. ...

    Marike M Leijs, Gavin W ten Tusscher, Kees Olie, Tom van Teunenbroek, Wim MC van Aalderen, Pim de Voogt, Tom Vulsma, Alena Bartonova, Martin Krayer von Krauss, Claudia Mosoiu, Horacio Riojas-Rodriguez, Gemma Calamandrei and Janna G Koppe

    Environmental Health 2012 11(Suppl 1):S10

    Published on: 28 June 2012

  10. Review

    Bladder cancer, a review of the environmental risk factors

    Many epidemiological studies and reviews have been performed to identify the causes of bladder cancer. The aim of this review is to investigate the links between various environmental risk factors and cancer o...

    Silvia Letašiová, Alžbeta Medveďová, Andrea Šovčíková, Mária Dušinská, Katarína Volkovová, Claudia Mosoiu and Alena Bartonová

    Environmental Health 2012 11(Suppl 1):S11

    Published on: 28 June 2012

  11. Review

    Nanoparticles in the environment: assessment using the causal diagram approach

    Nanoparticles (NPs) cause concern for health and safety as their impact on the environment and humans is not known. Relatively few studies have investigated the toxicological and environmental effects of expos...

    Suchi Smita, Shailendra K Gupta, Alena Bartonova, Maria Dusinska, Arno C Gutleb and Qamar Rahman

    Environmental Health 2012 11(Suppl 1):S13

    Published on: 28 June 2012

  12. Methodology

    A healthy turn in urban climate change policies; European city workshop proposes health indicators as policy integrators

    The EU FP6 HENVINET project reviewed the potential relevance of a focus on climate change related health effects for climate change policies at the city region level. This was undertaken by means of a workshop...

    Hans Keune, David Ludlow, Peter van den Hazel, Scott Randall and Alena Bartonova

    Environmental Health 2012 11(Suppl 1):S14

    Published on: 28 June 2012

  13. Review

    The challenge of social networking in the field of environment and health

    The fields of environment and health are both interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary, and until recently had little engagement in social networking designed to cross disciplinary boundaries. The EU FP6 proje...

    Peter van den Hazel, Hans Keune, Scott Randall, Aileen Yang, David Ludlow and Alena Bartonova

    Environmental Health 2012 11(Suppl 1):S15

    Published on: 28 June 2012

  14. Methodology

    Facilitating knowledge transfer: decision support tools in environment and health

    The HENVINET Health and Environment Network aimed to enhance the use of scientific knowledge in environmental health for policy making. One of the goals was to identify and evaluate Decision Support Tools (DST...

    Hai-Ying Liu, Alena Bartonova, Panagiotis Neofytou, Aileen Yang, Michael J Kobernus, Emanuele Negrenti and Christos Housiadas

    Environmental Health 2012 11(Suppl 1):S17

    Published on: 28 June 2012