Mapping Exposure-Induced Immune Effects: Connecting the Exposome and the Immunome

Third EXIMIOUS Newsletter out now – birds and bronchi inflammation

April 28, 2023

We have just released the third issue of our EXIMIOUS Newsletter, bringing you the latest project news and event updates. In this spring issue, we invite you to learn about invasive bird species in Barcelona, the workers who protect the city from bird pests, and what this job has to do with inflamed bronchi.

In an interview, EXIMIOUS researcher Dr. María-Jesús Cruz talks about a research visit by her colleagues from the Belgian Center for Occupational Hygiene to the Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR) and the park workers from the Urban Pest Control and Surveillance Service in Barcelona, Spain. She also explains why Barcelona is so popular among various bird species, particularly among parrots. Why are parrots considered an invasive species, and what can be done about this?

Following this conversation, we zoom in on two closely-related EXIMIOUS cohorts: the occupational park workers cohort and the disease cohort consisting of people diagnosed with hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Learn from the researchers at VHIR why these groups are of particular interest to the EXIMIOUS project and to environmental health research in general. 

We hope you enjoy the read, and stay tuned to learn more about the disease cohorts in the next issue! If you want to make sure you do not miss anything, subscribe to receive the next newsletter straight in your mailbox.