ISS – Istituto Superiore di Sanità


Principal Investigator
Dr. Mario Carere –

Dr. Luca Lucentini

Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS) is the leading technical and scientific public body of the Italian National Health Service. The activities include research, control, training and consultation in the interest of public health protection. The Department of Environment and Primary Prevention of ISS has a multidisciplinary scope and carries out human health and environmental risk assessment through the integration of chemical, toxicological, microbiological and epidemiological expertise. The department has a long experience in the field of emerging pollutants (e.g. analysis in different matrices included drinking, surface, groundwater, urban WWTP discharges), (eco)toxicological evaluations, derivation of threshold values and quality standards with a focus on the CIS of the WFD and the Drinking Water Directive. The Department collaborates with international and European bodies such as WHO, IARC, EFSA, ECHA, European Commission (DG Health & Environment).