The Human Exposome

The Human Exposome refers to the totality of environmental exposures over a lifetime from conception to adulthood.

It shifts our approach to studying the environment from the traditional ‘one exposure, one disease’ framework to a more holistic approach that explores multiple environmental factors affecting health.

The exposome is comprised of three overlapping domains: the personal, external and internal exposome. The personal exposome contains one person’s exposure to chemical pollutants, behavioural and lifestyle factors. The external exposome includes urban, built and transport settings, natural and green spaces, social aspects and climate. The internal exposome implies the biological responses to the personal and external exposome, including metabolism, epigenetics, aging, gut microbiota and stress.

The Human Exposome

The Human Exposome refers to the totality of environmental exposures over a lifetime from conception to adulthood.

It shifts our approach to studying the environment from the traditional ‘one exposure, one disease’ framework to a more holistic approach that explores multiple environmental factors affecting health.

The exposome is comprised of three overlapping domains: the personal, external and internal exposome. The personal exposome contains onea person’s exposure to chemical pollutants, behavioural and lifestyle factors. The external exposome includes urban, built and transport settings, natural and green spaces, social aspects and climate. The internal exposome implies the biological responses to the personal and external exposome, including metabolism, epigenetics, aging, gut microbiota and stress.

The Human Exposome

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New Study Provides a Unique Resource for Understanding How Environmental Exposures in Early Life Affect our Health

New Study Provides a Unique Resource for Understanding How Environmental Exposures in Early Life Affect our Health

 This is the first exposome study to systematically associate over 100 environmental exposures during vulnerable early life periods with molecular signatures in childhood https://athleteproject.eu/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/21-November-2022-New-study-ATHLETE-project-2-300x169.pnghttps://athleteproject.eu/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/21-November-2022-New-study-ATHLETE-project-300x169.png Researchers now have a unique resource ...
Out now! Third edition of the European Human Exposome Network newsletter

Out now! Third edition of the European Human Exposome Network newsletter

Read about the latest updates and upcoming events from each project and EHEN working groups. In this third edition of the European Human Exposome Network (EHEN) newsletter, we share more ...
Webinar on prenatal exposure to nonpersistent chemical mixtures and fetal growth - 6 December, 16:00-17:00h (CET)

Webinar on prenatal exposure to nonpersistent chemical mixtures and fetal growth – 6 December, 16:00-17:00h (CET)

On Tuesday, 6 December, 16:00-17:00 Brussels time, join us for a special webinar organized by the ATHLETE research project in collaboration with the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), where Dr ...
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Scientific research has shown that exposure to nonpersistent chemical mixtures, like #EndocrineDisruptors, can influence fetal growth in early pregnancy & affect birth weight.

Join the #ATHLETEproject & @HealthandEnv's webinar on December 6th, 4PM CET:
https://bit.ly/3gmpo4p

ūüóď Mark your calendars for our next #ATHLETEproject webinar!

Join us on December 6th, when Dr. @kellykferg (@NIEHS) will present her work on prenatal exposure to nonpersistent chemical mixtures and fetal growth.

‚ě° RVSP today at https://bit.ly/3gmpo4p

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#Exposome being discussed at the WHO #EHP meeting as important for advancing knowledge & tools for effective action on health & the environment.

HEAL is part of the world's largest human exposome network, #EHEN. Also active in #ATHLETEproject supported by #horizoneu

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