Three further scientific publications of the ICSHNet COST Action have been produced by the Action members on relevant environmental health issues related to industrially contaminated sites. These articles have been submitted to Epidemiol Prev. A first paper “Industrial contaminated sites and health: results of a European survey” is based on information collected by the Action Questionnaire and evaluates data and experiences regarding ICS in participating countries within the network, with particular consideration to availability of environmental, demographic and health data, as well as on methods and approaches used to face the ICS and health issues.
A second paper “Methods and data needs to assess impact on health of chemicals in industrial contaminated sites” reviews existing guidance and scientific evidence to identify the most suitable approaches to perform assessments depending on availability of data concerning the site characteristics, environmental, health and socio-demographic variables.
A third paper “Human biomonitoring as a tool for exposure assessment in industrially contaminated sites (ICSs) – lessons learned within the ICS and Health European Network” discusses challenges and lessons learned based on the experience of the ICSHNet research team in order to identify needs and priorities for HBM guidelines in European ICS.