Advancing Tools for Human Early Lifecourse Exposome Research and Translation (ATHLETE) is the exposome research project coordinated by ISGlobal.

The aim of the project is to study the effects of many environmental hazards in human health from preconception until adolescence. The final goal is to develop a toolbox that can be used to evaluate the effects of a large group of environmental exposures in individuals as well as in communities in order to design policies and interventions to prevent them and to reduce health impacts.

HEAL is a project partner and leads the work package on dissemination and exploitation towards policy interventions.

The consortium consists of 22 partners from eleven European countries and the United States.

Objectives of the project:

  • To develop a dissemination and exploitation strategy to guarantee the engagement of relevant stakeholders all throughout the project and timely dissemination of relevant findings and key outputs;
  • To translate the project findings into accessible materials to promote their visibility and uptake (for example, via public, media), including making sure all of these are made available via the project online toolbox;
  • To use project results to derive policy recommendations and engage relevant exposome targets, in order to promote health conducive interventions and policy changes to improve people’s exposomes on the basis of the project findings.
  • To develop and maintain the project website and ATHLETE online toolbox