Update News

ExpoFacts database is periodically updated. Latest changes in the functionality and data content of the database are listed below.

18.03.2013 The following new functionalities have been added since the 1st of January:
  • Graphical visualisation of the data
  • Links to other databases added
  • "New and Events" box addedd in the homepage
  • Search for phrases: adde the possibility to search survey-based sources

18.03.2013 The following new tables have been added/updated to the database since the 1st of January:

  • Body weight, adults: new French data
  • Body weight, children: new French data
  • Body weight, distribution: new table
  • Overweight and obesity in EU, children: new table
  • Overweight and obesity in EU, children: new table
  • Overweight and obesity in EU, adults: new table
Ingestion, Dietary
  • Breastfeeding: new data
  • Non-consumers of unheated tapwater by covariables in France: new table
  • Tapwater consumption, France: new data
  • Tapwater consumption in Alsace, France: new table

01.03.2012 New layout: New EU Commission top banner

01.01.2011 The following new tables have been added/updated:

  • Body weight, adults: new Sweden data
  • Total skin surface area, adults: new table

18.12.2008 New layout and new server:
  • Totally new graphical layout
  • The system has been installed on a new server

15.01.2007 The ExpoFacts database is hosted by the PCE Unit at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in Ispra

18.10.2004 The ExpoFacts database is published.

The ExpoFacts database contains European exposure factor data, collected from more than one hundred national and international data sources; databases, reports, scientific articles etc. This data is now combined and made easily and freely available in the form of this database.

The nearly one hundred data tables available in ExpoFacts database are classified under seven main titles, to make table browsing easier and faster. Also there is a possibility to filter the data according to preferences, e.g. by choosing just the countries of interest, so that the eventually printed or downloaded data tables are in a more convenient form for future use.

Even though the ExpoFacts database is built primarily as a tool for environmental exposure and risk assessment, it contains information that might be interesting also for users from many other backgrounds e.g. administration, NGOs and education sector.

The database contains data that are available uniformly for all or most countries, there are data that are representative of just one or few countries, and there are data that present just a particular subpopulation. This, and all other data quality issues should be kept in mind when using the data available in this database, and especially when comparing various data. Most data are not directly comparable.

If you encounter any technical problems please use the feedback form or contact someone from the project group.