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Workshop Abstracts

Name of Session:

Session B 11

Making Connections: The Value of Biomonitoring in Your State’s Tracking Program

Description of Session

State and local health officials often are faced with making decisions about how best to address environmental exposures in their jurisdictions and often lack information on which to make those decisions. Biomonitoring is a useful tool in helping to save resources and time by identifying actual problems. Biomonitoring is the direct measurement of environmental chemicals in human samples, usually in blood or urine. Environmental public health tracking is the ongoing collection, integration, analysis, and interpretation of data on environmental hazards, human exposure, and health effects. Integrating biomonitoring and exposure data into the tracking network is essential for closing the gaps in exposure data and linking environmental hazards with adverse health outcomes. CDC provides national leadership for developing integrated biomonitoring and health tracking programs at the state and local levels. We present perspectives from two states that have integrated biomonitoring into their tracking program.

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

Presenter 1: David Mills, BSc, PhD

Title of Presentation: New Mexico Department of Health, Scientific Laboratory Division

David.mills@state.nm.us

Presenter 2: Helen Flowers, MS

Title of Presentation: Biomonitoring Data Sources and Applications in the New Mexico Tracking Program

len.flowers@state.nm.us

Presenter 3: Patrick Parsons, PhD

Title of Presentation: Biomonitoring In Action: Lead, Mercury, Cadmium and Pesticide Exposure in New York City Adults

patrick.parsons@wadsworth.org

Presenter 4: Dan Kass, MSPH

Title of Presentation: Biomonitoring In Action: Lead, Mercury, Cadmium and Pesticide Exposure in New York City Adults

dkass@health.nyc.gov