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Workshop Abstracts

Name of Session:

Session A 11

What is Biomonitoring and Why You Should Care?

Description of Session

Using advanced laboratory science and innovative techniques, NCEH’s Environmental Health Laboratory has been in the forefront of efforts to assess people’s exposure to environmental chemicals. Biomonitoring measures the amount of a chemical that actually gets into people from all environmental sources (e.g., air, soil, water, dust, or food) combined.

Throughout the world, biomonitoring has become the standard for assessing people’s exposure to toxic substances as well as for responding to serious environmental public health problems. With a few exceptions, it is the concentration of the chemical in people that provides the best exposure information to evaluate the potential for adverse health effects. Presented by experts in the field, this session will give listeners background information on the science of biomonitoring, showcase CDC’s National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals, and highlight the National Research Council’s recent report, Human Biomonitoring for Environmental Chemicals.

Presenter(s) E-mail
Moderator: Eric Sampson, PhD esampson@cdc.gov

Presenter 1: James Pirkle, MD, PhD

Title of Presentation: Current and Future Directions in Biomonitoring

JPirkle@cdc.gov

Presenter 2: Thomas A. Burke, MD

Title of Presentation: Highlighting the National Research Council’s report Human Biomonitoring for Environmental Chemicals

tburke@jhsph.edu

Presenter 3: John Osterloh, JD, MD, MS

Title of Presentation: Showcasing CDC's National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals

josterloh@cdc.gov