Within the project UM-MuKi  pollutants are analysed in blood samples of mothers and cord blood samples of their babies in Bratislava and Vienna.

To recognise and minimise the health impacts of environmental pollution is the goal of SCALE, the European Union’s strategy for environment and health. One of its instruments is the European Environment and Health Action Plan 2004-2010, which recommends human biomonitoring with focus on particularly vulnerable population groups.

At present, there are only few European studies on human exposure with certain environmental toxins.

Beyond addressing this gap, project UM-MuKi will provide means for joint and sustainable precautionary action.

The project runs under the Slovak-Austrian cross-border cooperation programme 2007-2013 and is supported by the European Regional Development Fund.