National Biomonitoring Program
CDC’s Division of Laboratory Sciences coordinates the National Biomonitoring Program (NBP) which offers an assessment of nutritional status and the exposure of the U.S. population to environmental chemicals and toxic substances. Through biomonitoring we can understand
- the environmental chemicals to which people have been exposed,
- the amounts of chemicals that are actually in people’s bodies, and
- people’s nutrition status by measuring indicators such as iron and folate
Measurements by the National Biomonitoring Program are used to improve the detection, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease, injury, and harmful exposures in populations.
- Biomonitoring Factsheet [PDF – 705 KB]
- Data Visualization How-To Guide
How-To Guide for visualizing data from the National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals on the Tracking Network.