Welcome to the IMAGE Project

IMAGE Project Large Logo‌Welcome to the website of the IMAGE project – Ireland’s bioMonitoring Assessment of Glyphosate Exposures - An environmental assessment of exposures to glyphosate among the Irish population using human biomonitoring.

 Glyphosate is the world’s most commonly used herbicide and marketed for use under a number of products, including Roundup®. Glyphosate is widely used in agriculture, horticulture and for amateur gardening. In the IMAGE project, we will measure environmental exposures to glyphosate and its main metabolite (breakdown product) Aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA) among Irish farm and non-farm families.

This study will not study the health effects of glyphosate or its breakdown products but our study is the first step to measure exposures to glyphosate among families, including farm and non-farm families.

The information collected in this project will generate data on environmental exposure to chemicals, information which can be used to support policy-making and examine methods to reduce exposure. Studies such as IMAGE are important to evaluate the level of exposure of contaminants in the general population.

This website will explain everything about this study, how it works and how to apply to be a project participant..  


IMAGE Project Partners

This research project will be carried out by researchers based at the School of Physics, National University of Ireland Galway in collaboration with the Institute for Prevention and Occupational Medicine (IPA) of the German Social Accident Insurance Bochum, Germany. The project is planned to take place from June 2019 – May 2021.

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Funding Agency

This project is funded by the Irish Research Council Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) COFUND Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme entitled CAROLINE – ‘Collaborative Research Fellowships for a Responsive and Innovative Europe’.

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