Environmental monitoring program area: Health-related environmental monitoring (HÄMI) The program area for health-related environmental monitoring conducts long-term studies of environmental pollutants that can affect human health. svenska Share Contact Listen The monitoring consists of: Estimating the human exposure to hazardous substances from the surrounding environment. Follow indicators of human exposure by measuring environmental pollutants in human matrices. Performing studies that link environmental exposure to health effects. Through these activities the program can provide statistics for the evaluation of the environmental quality objectives, show trends in human exposure and evaluate if measures taken to limit exposure reach their desired effect. The program area has conducted measurements for more than 25 years. Data and reports prepared within the framework of the Health-related environmental monitoring program, HÄMI, are available at the following web page: Health-related environmental monitoring programSwedish (HÄMI) (external website) Human biomonitoring for Europe (HBM4EU) is a project between 28 countries aiming to harmonize biomonitoring methods within Europe. The goal is to generate comparable data between countries, increase our understanding of the relationship between chemical exposure and adverse health effects and to strengthen the link between chemical regulation and human biomonitoring. The Swedish EPA is the national program owner for this collaboration. The project is co-funded under Horizon 2020 and it runs from 2017 to 2021. HBM4EU official website (eu.eu) Subprograms Links go to Swedish descriptions of the subprograms. Biological measurements - metals Biological measurements – organic environmental pollutants Health problems caused by air pollutants Exposure studies of air pollutants Reference group Reference groups are used to cooperate and exchange information with other stakeholders in the monitoring area, often relevant governmental agencies and and County Administrative Boards. This program area has an active reference group. Revisions The program was last revised in 2015-2016.