State Biomonitoring Grants
New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services
Biomonitoring New Hampshire is expanding biomonitoring capability and capacity by conducting both statewide surveillance and targeted investigations. The program will assess exposures in a Superfund Site community with legacy environmental contamination with mercury and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and current contamination with volatile organic compounds (VOCs). A second study will be conducted in regions at risk of significant flooding events and increased groundwater recharge to establish baseline exposure levels for metals, PAHs, VOCs and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the affected communities. Biomonitoring New Hampshire will also conduct a targeted investigation following the families of children with elevated blood lead levels.
In 2024, Biomonitoring New Hampshire will expand on the previous 2019 New Hampshire Tracking and Assessment of Chemical Exposure (NH TrACE) Study to enhance NH-specific biomonitoring data, and determine if trends developed over the 5-year period.
For additional information about this program, please contact the program lead:
James Chithalen, PhD