Systematic review (All Working Groups)
“Outdoor air pollution from industrial chemicals causing new onset of asthma or COPD: A systematic review protocol” by Harald Lux, Xaver Baur, Lygia Therese Budnik, Astrid Heutelbeck, Joao Paulo Teixeira, Emeri Neumann, Diana Adliene, Judita Puišo, David Lucas, Jakob Löndahl, Athanasios Damialis, Ozlem Goksel, Hans Orru, submitted

Systematic review (All Working Groups)
“Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis of human exposure to pesticide residues in honey and other bees’ products” by Daria Sgargi, Balazs Adam, Lygia T Budnik, Giovanni Dinelli, Horatiu Moldovan, Melissa J Perry, Paul TJ Scheepers, Vivi Schlünssen, João Paulo Teixeira, Daniele Mandrioli, Fiorella Belpoggi, submitted

Systematic review (Working Group 6)
Systematic review of comparative studies assessing the toxicity
of pesticide active ingredients and their product formulations

Questionnaire assessment (Working Group 6)
Exposure to fumigants in containers: a questionnaire assessment
on 125 French dockers


1. Systematic review and meta-analysis (Working Group 6)

“Performance of specific immunoglobulin E tests for diagnosing occupational asthma: a systematic review and meta-analysis”: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30804164

2. Practical guideline from the international DiMoPEx task force, with European Respiratory Society Task Force, European Society for Environmental and Occupational Medicine and the Global Allergy Forum (All Working Groups)

“Immunological methods for diagnosis and monitoring of IgE-mediated allergy caused by industrial sensitizing agents (IMExAllergy)”: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30953599

3. “WHO/ILO work-related burden of disease and injury: Protocol for systematic reviews of occupational exposure to dusts and/or fibres and of the effect of occupational exposure to dusts and/or fibres on pneumoconiosis “

4. Systematic review and meta-analysis (Working Group 5)

Biological monitoring of workers exposed to carcinogens using the buccal micronucleus approach: A systematic review and meta-analysis

5. Special issue in Environmental Research (All Working Groups): “Assessment of occupational and environmental risks to prevent non-communicable disease”.

Guest Editors: Paul Scheepers and Lode Godderis

“Detect and re-assess impact of chemicals on health and environment during post-market evaluation”:

“Assessment of exposure of gas station attendants to benzene, toluene and xylenes”:

“Comparative cyto- and genotoxicity assessment of glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides in human peripheral white blood cells”:

“Establishing a health-based recommended occupational exposure limit for nitrous oxide using experimental animal data – A systematic review protocol”:

6. Working Group 4 in Collaboration with the Ethic Group from Collegium Ramazzini

How can the integrity of occupational and environmental health research be maintained in the presence of conflicting interests? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31684947

7. Special issue in Science of Total Environments (All Working Groups)

Guest Editors: Kassomenos P, Casteleyn L, Paschalidou AK, Budnik LT.

“Pollution in living and working environments, climate variability, and their impact on non-communicable disease burden”: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30641387

Review article (Chair/Vice-Chair)

“Mercury pollution in modern times and its socio-medical consequences”:

“Air pollution: A public health approach for Portugal”

“Nanoparticles in the lungs of old mice: Pulmonary inflammation and oxidative stress without procoagulant effects”

“Health risk assessment of PAHs, PCBs and OCPs in atmospheric air of municipal solid waste landfill in Novi Sad, Serbia”

“Organophosphate pesticide exposure and differential genome-wide DNA methylation”:

“Interlaboratory evaluation of the genotoxic properties of pencycuron, a commonly used phenylurea fungicide”:

“The effect of ambient air temperature on cardiovascular and respiratory mortality in Thessaloniki, Greece”:

“Assessment of the toxic potential of rainwater precipitation: First evidence from a case study in three Greek cities”:

“Personal exposure to traffic-related air pollutants and relationships with respiratory symptoms and oxidative stress: A pilot cross-sectional study among urban green space workers”:

“Respiratory symptoms, asthma and levels of fractional exhaled nitric oxide in school children in the industrial areas of Estonia”: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30195132

“Full-time exposure to occupational noise during pregnancy was associated with reduced birth weight in a nationwide cohort study of Swedish women”:

“Mixed-dust pneumoconiosis: Review of diagnostic and classification problems with presentation of a work-related case”: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30368172

“Pollution and children’s health”:

see below for more information

Special Issue of the Science of The Total Environment 2019: “Pollution in living and working environment, climate variability and their impact on non-communicable disease burden”

Edited by Pavlos Kassomenos, Ludwine Casteleyn, Anastasia Paschalidou, Lygia Budnik

Environmental pollution encompassing a number of hazardous exposures including air, water, and soil is increasing and chemical exposures and related non-communicable diseases are on the rise world-wide. In 2015, pollution-related diseases were responsible for 9 million premature deaths – three times as many deaths as AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. Because of their wide distribution throughout the economy and environment, many industrial chemicals enter the earth’s ecosystems and come in contact with people (already in uteri and throughout the life time). This occurs in the workplace, in homes, through the use of products, and via air, water, food, and waste streams. Furthermore, many workers are at particular risk from chemical exposures because, depending on their occupation, they can be more highly exposed to hazardous substances than the general public; however, often no data on the worksite exposure levels of individual hazardous agents and their combinations exist.


2nd DiMoPEx Working Group Meeting 30/31-10 2017 in Bentivoglio
Pollution in living and working environments and health effects
Abstracts Book: (2018) Proceedings of the 2nd International DiMoPEx conference. Journal of Health and Pollution: March 2018, Vol. 8, No. 17, pp. S1-S77.

The scientific program of the 2nd DiMoPEx Conference includes lectures, short oral presentations and posters presented by scientists from 26 countries covering a broad spectrum of topics. The topics are related to the topics of the 7 DiMoPEx working groups. WG1 (Exposure assessment), WG 2 (Toxicology, Management and Risk Assessment of Chemicals), WG 3 (Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology), WG 4 (Ethical, Social and Legal Aspects of Risk Communication), WG 5 (Genotoxicity and Susceptibility), WG 6 (Burden of Noncommunicable Diseases and Clinical Diagnosis), WG 7 (Dissemination and Implementation of New Knowledge) and also to joint cooperative projects between the working groups and/or external project partners.2 Assessment of the impacts of air pollution on population health and the evaluation of trends relative to other risk factors requires accurate exposure data from living and working environments1,2 and is within the upcoming focus of all DiMoPEx working groups.

Diagnosis, Monitoring and Prevention of Exposure-related Non-communicable Diseases in the Living and Working Environment
DiMoPEx-Project is designed to determine the impacts of environmental exposure on human health
by Lygia Therese Budnik, Balazs Adam, Maria Albin, Barbara Banelli, Xaver Baur, Fiorella Belpoggi, Claudia Bolognesi,  Karin Broberg, Per Gustavsson, Thomas Göen, Axel Fischer, Dorota Jarosinska, Fabiana Manservisi, Richard O’Kennedy, Johan Øvrevik, Elizabet Paunovic, Beate Ritz, Paul T.J. Scheepers, Vivi Schlünssen, Heidi Schwarzenbach, Per E. Schwarze, Orla Sheils; Torben Sigsgaard, Karel VanDamme, Ludwine Casteleyn
PDF Supplementary Additional file 1

Common good practices in biomarker development in toxicology by Fiorella Belpoggi and Lygia Therese Budnik

DiMoPEx presentation at the Collegium Ramazzini Meeting October 2017, Carpi, Italy

DiMoPEx presentation at the Collegium Ramazzini Meeting October 2016, Carpi, Italy

Projects of the Working Group members
Working Group meeting, June 2016, Hamburg, Germany

The analysis of body fluids is used to study the linkage between chemical exposure and NCDs by use of biomarkers. If causality is supported by research, steps can be taken to reduce these exposures and prevent the occurrence of NCDs: PROFESSORS PAUL SCHEEPERS AND THOMAS GÖEN DISCUSS THE DIAGNOSIS, MONITORING AND PREVENTION OF EXPOSURE-RELATED NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES (DiMoPEx – A COST NETWORK)

in Pan European Networks: Science & Technology 2017:22, PP 130-133