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|Coordinator Country||Belgium [BE]|
|Total cost||160˙800 €|
|EC max contribution||160˙800 € (100%)|
1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
|Duration (year-month-day)||from 2017-04-01 to 2019-03-31|
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|1||UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN||BE (ANTWERPEN)||coordinator||160˙800.00|
Tobacco smoking is the major cause of many chronic diseases, especially cancer. Knowledge on population exposure to tobacco smoking is essential to characterise the population health. National questionnaire surveys are currently the main source of population tobacco smoking. However, surveys have clear limitations due to its dependence on true self-reported usage and representativeness of the whole population. International comparison of surveyed data is also restricted due to different questionnaire formats among nations. An additional approach allowing more objective, efficient and near real-time assessment is necessary to address this important societal issue. Hence, the project APOLLO aims at developing and validating an innovative approach, wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE), for assessing population exposure to tobacco and its related carcinogens in the community. This involves analysis of raw wastewater from targeted communities for tobacco-specific biomarkers of exposure and cancer risk (the tobacco-specific nitrosamines (TSNAs) and their metabolites). The project comprises three main objectives: (1) development and validation of the WBE methodology; (2) evaluation of TSNA and metabolite levels in wastewater from different Belgian communities; (3) assessment of population health from exposure to tobacco-specific carcinogens in Belgium. The completion of the project will advance our knowledge on factual and near-real-time assessment of population exposure to these carcinogens from community to national and international levels using WBE as a standardised approach. This will be also a valuable tool to evaluate the efficacy of intervention actions against tobacco smoking and its related diseases in the population and specific community e.g. prisons, high schools. This project will promote my career prospect with enhanced interdisciplinary network and research mobility in Europe.
|year||authors and title||journal||last update|
Frederic Been, Foon Yin Lai, Adrian Covaci, Alexander L.N. van Nuijs
Evaluating Substance Use via Wastewater Analysis: An Overview of Analytical Workflows
published pages: 14-20, ISSN: 1471-6577, DOI:
|LC-GC Europe 35/10||2019-06-11|
Olivier MortelÃ©, Philippe Vervliet, Celine Gys, Maarten Degreef, Matthias Cuykx, Kristof Maudens, Adrian Covaci, Alexander L.N. van Nuijs, Foon Yin Lai
In vitro Phase I and Phase II metabolism of the new designer benzodiazepine cloniprazepam using liquid chromatography coupled to quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry
published pages: 158-167, ISSN: 0731-7085, DOI: 10.1016/j.jpba.2018.02.032
|Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis 153||2019-06-11|
Foon Yin Lai, Frederic Been, Adrian Covaci, Alexander L.N. van Nuijs
Novel Wastewater-Based Epidemiology Approach Based on Liquid Chromatographyâ€“Tandem Mass Spectrometry for Assessing Population Exposure to Tobacco-Specific Toxicants and Carcinogens
published pages: 9268-9278, ISSN: 0003-2700, DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b02052
|Analytical Chemistry 89/17||2019-06-11|
Jianfa Gao, Andrew Banks, Jiaying Li, Guangming Jiang, Foon Yin Lai, Jochen F. Mueller, Phong K. Thai
Evaluation of in-sewer transformation of selected illicit drugs and pharmaceutical biomarkers
published pages: 1172-1181, ISSN: 0048-9697, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.07.231
|Science of The Total Environment 609||2019-06-11|
Frederic Been, Michiel Bastiaensen, Foon Yin Lai, Alexander L. N. van Nuijs, Adrian Covaci
Liquid Chromatographyâ€“Tandem Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Biomarkers of Exposure to Phosphorus Flame Retardants in Wastewater to Monitor Community-Wide Exposure
published pages: 10045-10053, ISSN: 0003-2700, DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b02705
|Analytical Chemistry 89/18||2019-06-11|
Foon Yin Lai, Coral Gartner, Wayne Hall, Steve Carter, Jake O\'Brien, Benjamin J. Tscharke, Frederic Been, Cobus Gerber, Jason White, Phong Thai, Raimondo Bruno, Jeremy Prichard, K. Paul Kirkbride, Jochen F. Mueller
Measuring spatial and temporal trends of nicotine and alcohol consumption in Australia using wastewater-based epidemiology
published pages: , ISSN: 0965-2140, DOI: 10.1111/add.14157
Jeremy Prichard, Foon Yin Lai, Emma van Dyken, Phong Thai, Raimondo Bruno, Wayne Hall, Paul Kirkbride, Coral Gartner, Jake O\'Brien, Jochen F. Mueller.
Wastewater analysis of substance use: Implications for Law, Policy and Research
published pages: 837-49, ISSN: 1320-159X, DOI:
|Journal of Law and Medicine||2019-06-11|
Emma Gracia-Lor, Sara Castiglioni, Richard Bade, Frederic Been, Erika CastrignanÃ², Adrian Covaci, Iria GonzÃ¡lez-MariÃ±o, Evroula Hapeshi, Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern, Juliet Kinyua, Foon Yin Lai, Thomas Letzel, Luigi Lopardo, Markus R. Meyer, Jake O\'Brien, Pedram Ramin, Nikolaos I. Rousis, Axel Rydevik, Yeonsuk Ryu, Miguel M. Santos, Ivan Senta, Nikolaos S. Thomaidis, Sofia Veloutsou, Zhugen Yang, Ettore Zuccato, Lubertus Bijlsma
Measuring biomarkers in wastewater as a new source of epidemiological information: Current state and future perspectives
published pages: 131-150, ISSN: 0160-4120, DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2016.12.016
|Environment International 99||2019-06-11|
Andrew P.W. Banks, Foon Yin Lai, Jochen F. Mueller, Guangming Jiang, Steve Carter, Phong K. Thai
Potential impact of the sewer system on the applicability of alcohol and tobacco biomarkers in wastewater-based epidemiology
published pages: , ISSN: 1942-7603, DOI: 10.1002/dta.2246
|Drug Testing and Analysis||2019-06-11|
Foon Yin Lai, Chris Wilkins, Phong Thai, Jochen F. Mueller
An exploratory wastewater analysis study of drug use in Auckland, New Zealand
published pages: 597-601, ISSN: 0959-5236, DOI: 10.1111/dar.12509
|Drug and Alcohol Review 36/5||2019-06-11|
Dung Phung, Jochen Mueller, Foon Yin Lai, Jake Oâ€™Brien, Nhung Dang, Lidia Morawska, Phong K. Thai
Can wastewater-based epidemiology be used to evaluate the health impact of temperature? â€“ An exploratory study in an Australian population
published pages: 113-119, ISSN: 0013-9351, DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2017.03.023
|Environmental Research 156||2019-06-11|
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