Femke Bouma

Femke holds a master's degree in Global Health from Gothenburg University. She is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS) at Utrecht University, where she works on comparison of long-term air pollution exposure assessment models in epidemiological studies. Her research is connected to Exposome-NL in linking the external exposome to cardiometabolic disease outcomes.


Exposure to ambient ultrafine particles and allergic sensitization in children up to 16 years

Femke Bouma, Gerard Hoek, Gerard H Koppelman, Judith M Vonk, Jules Kerckhoffs, Roel Vermeulen, Ulrike Gehring
Environmental Research, volume 219

Femke Bouma

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Utrecht University         
Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS)      

Areas of Expertise

Air quality Cardiovascular Health Environmental Epidemiology Epidemiology

Decoding the exposome

Decoding the exposome

The environment we live in has a dominant impact on our health. It explains an estimated seventy percent of the chronic disease burden. Where we live, what we eat, how much we exercise, the air we breathe and whom we associate with; all of these environmental factors play a role. The combination of these factors over the life course is called the exposome. There is general (scientific) consensus that understanding more about the exposome will help explain the current burden of disease and that it provides entry points for prevention and ...

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