4FUN project, funded by the European Union within the 7th Framework Programme, started in October 2012 and will continue until September 2015. 4FUN is realized by a consortium of 14 European partners (both research institutes and SMEs) and is coordinated by AEIFORIA srl.
The main objective of 4FUN is to transform the prototype software developed within a previous EU project (2FUN) into a standardized software, ensuring the long term viability of this tool. The proposed software is aimed at estimating human exposure to different environmental contaminants in a variety of scenarios through the coupling of a multimedia fate&transport model and a physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model.
This tool will be subject to a rigorous standardisation process, including verification, benchmarking, documentation and demonstration. CVR is responsible of the application to one of the three case-studies, specifically concerning the contamination by Persistent Organic Pollutants in the Venice lagoon and the assessment of human exposure through the diet.