Goals for collaborative networking activities of this Task concern the provisions of guidance on risk management and risk communication on environmental health risks in Industrially Contaminated Sites, that will include the transfer of scientific findings into the policy making process.
A key point will be to establish criteria for the recognition of firm knowledge, or at least a reliable suspicion, of the existence of a problem, either in terms of contamination or health effects in dismissed or still active industrial area.
The issues of environmental justice and social inequalities will be addressed with a focus on vulnerable subgroups such as children, women and disadvantaged communities.
The Action will develop a reference framework for assessing and responding to human health impacts through approaches and methods to be applied in different sites and contexts.
The Action will ultimately provide Governments and local Authorities with resources and guidance on how to contribute to effective communication with the local population, media and other stakeholders.