State Biomonitoring Grants
For three decades, CDC's Division of Laboratory Sciences has produced data on the U.S. population's exposure to hundreds of environmental chemicals and published its findings in peer-reviewed literature and in the National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals.
In 2009, CDC launched the State Biomonitoring Cooperative Agreement. The goal of the 5-year project is to increase the capability and capacity of states to conduct biomonitoring and state population-based biomonitoring surveillance to assess human exposure to environmental chemicals.. Thirty-three states applied for funding, and following an objective panel review, California, New York, and Washington were awarded a total of $5 million annually to support their state-based laboratory biomonitoring programs.
CDC's Division of Laboratory Sciences provides funding and support to these States by training laboratory staff on analytical methods, data processing, and sample management. CDC program staff also provides technical support and assists in transferring analytical methods to state public health laboratories. Funded state biomonitoring programs and CDC staff meet annually in a biomonitoring network meeting to share best practices and address broad technical issues.
Learn more about each of the funded states and their programs:
- California Department of Public Health
- New York State Department of Health
- Washington State Department of Health
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