Biomonitoring: Making a Difference Videos

At a glance

Using advanced laboratory science and innovative techniques, CDC's Division of Laboratory Sciences in the National Center for Environmental Health has contributed to the body of scientific knowledge about people's exposures to chemicals in the environment.

Scientists at work in lab


CDC’s Division of Laboratory Sciences is working to improve laboratory methods to measure selected chemicals in people. Through this measurement and research CDC is helping to prevent health effects from exposure to toxic chemicals in the environment.

CDC also is prepared to respond to terrorism and public health emergencies involving chemicals. The laboratory has been in the lead of activities to improve people's health across the nation and around the world.

This video presentation is an introduction to CDC's National Biomonitoring Program and the laboratory measurement data. Data is found in CDC's National Report on Human Exposure to Chemicals and CDC's National Report on Selected Biochemical Indicators.