All studies assessing the influence of the external exposome on human health face two fundamental methodological challenges:
Both methodological problems can introduce considerable misclassifications when assessing an individuals’ exposure. To address the need to correctly integrate the environmental context in space-time for health impact assessments, this research project aims to develop theories and methods to assess people’s daily and life-long exposures more accurately. To this end, we will establish the relevant spatial and temporal resolution to measure the “truly relevant causal geographic context” in space and time.
Exposome-NL is a Dutch consortium of over fifty scientists from different disciplines, universities and medical centres. Together the scientists will systematically sequence the environmental factors influencing our health.Read More