|BARGE (the Bioaccessibility Research Group of Europe)|
BARGE (the Bioaccessibility Research Group of Europe) is a European network bringing together international institutes and research groups to study human bioaccessibility of priority contaminants in soils such as arsenic, lead and cadmium via the gastrointestinal tract.
The correct estimation of bioaccessibility has the potential to impact on current risk assessment practice in a major way. BARGE members are currently involved in comparing and evaluating the many models and systems that have been developed over the years to measure bioaccessibility and contaminant exposure (Oomen et al. 2002). A priority objective is to provide robust and defensible data on bioaccessibility that can be used in human health risk assessment and policy making.
7th International Workshop on Chemical Bioavailability in the Terrestrial Environment, Nottingham, UK, 4th - 7th November 2013
On behalf of the International Organising Committee, the British Geological Survey (BGS) and Nottingham University invite everyone to
discuss and exchange new and emerging scientific breakthroughs in chemical bioavailability at the 7th International Workshop on Chemical Bioavailability (IWCB).
UBM Validation Paper Accepted For Publication
UBM Validation Paper in Environmental Science and Technology Journal
Unified Bioaccessibility Method (UBM)
The BARGE Unified Bioaccessibility Method
BGS Bioaccessibility Reference Material
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