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Biomonitoring and EPHT


Biomonitoring is the direct measurement of people's exposure to environmental contaminants by measuring substances or their metabolites in blood, urine, or other specimens. The Environmental Health Laboratory of the National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been performing biomonitoring measurements for more than 30 years.

Biomonitoring has become the standard for assessing people's exposure to toxic substances and for responding to serious environmental public health problems. Biomonitoring is an essential component of the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network. Environmental Public Health Tracking includes data on environmental hazards, human exposure, and health effects. The most health-relevant method of determining human exposure to environmental hazards is biomonitoring.


Environmental Public Health Tracking and Biomonitoring June 2005 update

Biomonitoring is an essential component of the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network. EPHT must include data on environmental hazards, human exposure, and health effects. The most health-relevant method of determining human exposure to environmental hazards is biomonitoring. Laboratory personnel bring new ideas and concepts to the EPHT Network ...more

Linking: Hazards, Exposures, and Health Effects

Information about linking biomonitoring and environmental public health tracking with particular focus on hazards, exposures, and health effects ...more

National Biomonitoring Program

CDC's Environmental Health Laboratory conducts the National Biomonitoring Program (NBP) ...more

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