CDC’s National Biomonitoring Program (NBP) determines which environmental chemicals people have been exposed to and the amount of those chemicals in their bodies.
Environmental chemicals refer to a chemical compound or chemical element present in air, water, food, soil, dust, or other environmental media such as consumer products.
Currently, more than 300 environmental chemicals or their metabolites are measured in human samples (e.g. urine, blood, serum, breast milk, and meconium). CDC’s National Biomonitoring Program provides information on human health effects, national surveillance data, and additional learning resources for each chemical and chemical group studied.
- N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide (DEET)
- Dioxin-Like Chemicals
- Disinfection By-Products (Trihalomethanes)
- Environmental Phenols
- Fungicides and Herbicides
- Insecticides and Pesticides
- NNAL (4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanol)
- Non-Dioxin-Like Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
- Perflourochemicals (PFCs)
- Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) and Polybrominated biphenyl (PBB)
- Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
- Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
- Chemical Factsheets
- Biomonitoring Summaries
- Peer-Reviewed Biomonitoring Articles
Human Biomonitoring of Environmental Chemicals
Reprinted with the permission of American Scientist.
- Biomonitoring: Making a Difference Flash Presentation
- National Research Council: Human Biomonitoring for Environmental Chemicals
- CDC’s National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals
- Page last reviewed: April 7, 2017
- Page last updated: April 7, 2017
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