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State Biomonitoring Grants

California Department of Public Health

For fiscal year 2009, the California Environmental Contaminant Biomonitoring Program received $2,652,487.

The California Department of Public Health set forth the following goals to build or expand its biomonitoring program:

  • Expanding current laboratory capability and capacity to assess human exposures to environmental chemicals of greatest concern to Californians;
  • Providing laboratory support for targeted public health and exposure investigations, epidemiologic inestigations, and population-based biomonitoring surveillance;
  • Conducting targeted exposure investigations in collaboration with communities and stakeholder groups;
  • Assessing the effectiveness of state public health actions to reduce exposures over time to specific chemicals of concern to Californians; and
  • Integrating biomonitoring findings into the development and implementation of chemical use policy for California under the Green Chemistry Initiative.

Contacts

Rupali Das, MD, MPH
Exposure Assessment Section
California Department of Public Health
Environmental Health Investigations Branch
850 Marina Bay Parkway
Building P, 3rd Floor
Richmond, CA 94804-6403
Tel 510-620-5763
Fax 510-620-3720
Rupali.Das@cdph.ca.gov

Lovisa Romanoff, MS
CDC Project Officer
770-488-0192
LRomanoff@cdc.gov

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