Title
Policy interpretation of human biomonitoring research results in Belgium: priorities and complexity, politics and science Policy interpretation of human biomonitoring research results in Belgium: priorities and complexity, politics and science
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Faculty of Social Sciences. Sociology
Publication type
article
Publication
Oxford ,
Subject
Sociology
Source (journal)
Environmental policy and governance. - Oxford, 2009, currens
Volume/pages
19(2009) :2 , p. 115-129
ISSN
1756-932X
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c:vabb:152410
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Key challenges in the field of environment and health are the interpretation of research data and the translation into policy measures. We present work of the Flemish Centre of Expertise for Environment and Health, working directly for the Flemish government. The centre investigated the complex relation between environmental pollution and human health by measuring pollutants and health effects in (over 4000) Flemish inhabitants, and developed an action plan for the interpretation of these human biomonitoring results for policy-making. In 2007 the first step of this action plan, the prioritization of research results, was analysed and discussed. We present results of this experience in practice. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment
E-info
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/122222075/abstract
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