Working Group - i-HBM: International Human Biomonitoring Values

Mission Statement coming soon.


Interpretation and communication of human biomonitoring data are universal challenges for exposure scientists around the world. A new working group under the ISES called i-HBM: International Human Biomonitoring Guidance Values, has recently been formed to provide a forum for discussion about the development, approaches, and possible harmonization of international guidance values and interpretation tools for human biomonitoring data.


The official launch of this new working group is planned during the ISES Annual Meeting in Oakland in September 2020. Activities proposed include a pre-conference workshop and a symposium which will discuss how guidance values have been used in the past for data interpretation in different jurisdictions and the potential for harmonization of approaches in the future.

  • Proposed workshop title: Human Biomonitoring Guidance Values: Basis, Applications, and Harmonization
  • Proposed symposium title: Interpreting human biomonitoring data: per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances as a case study

Please consult the ISES programme for additional information.

Interested in becoming a member?

Anyone interested in becoming a member of the new i-HBM working group is invited to attend the proposed activities in Oakland and/or contact the Interim Chair: Shoji Nakayama (, Interim Co-Chair: Annie St-Amand (, or Interim Secretariat: Julie Yome (