Healthy Urban Living
How healthy is living in a large, densely populated city? The urban environment can influence public health in several ways, for instance through the accessibility of healthy transport and food options, and providing opportunities for physical activity and social engagement. The research performed within the Healthy Urban Living theme assesses the links between these different issues and health with the ultimate goal to advance our understanding on how we can design cities that promote the health of the city and its inhabitants.
- GERoNiMO - Generalized EMF Research using Novel Methods
The GERoNiMO project aims to close gaps of knowledge on health effects of lectromagnetic fields (EMF) and reduce exposure. To achieve this, it will use an integrated approach, bringing together researchers from different disciplines (biology, engineering and physics, epidemiology and public health, radiation protection and risk assessment and communication), 19 different research institutions (see below) and 13 countries to address key questions related to EMF.
Duration: 2014 - ongoing
Contact: Hans Kromhout
- COSMOS (Cohort Study of Mobile Phone Use and Health)
COSMOS is a large prospective cohort study of mobile telephone users (ongoing recruitment of 250,000 men and women aged 18+ years in five European countries - Denmark, Finland, Sweden, The Netherlands, UK) who will be followed up for 25+ years. Information on mobile telephone use is collected prospectively through questionnaires and objective traffic data from network operators. Associations with disease risks will be studied.
Contact: Roel Vermeulen