State Biomonitoring Grants
Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (VDCLS)
The Virginia Biomonitoring Programexternal icon was created by the Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (VDCLS) to expand the Commonwealth’s capability and capacity to assess environmental exposures in Virginians.
Through this program, VDCLS is building an infrastructure that can support current and future studies to detect and prevent exposures of concern. These studies include:
- The Exposure of Virginia Residents to Toxic Metals and Perchlorate study, which assesses exposure to toxic metals and perchlorate in the general population in Virginia
- The Exposure of Firefighters to Toxic Combustion Products study, which assesses exposure to cyanide and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) metabolites in firefighters
CDC’s Division of Laboratory Sciences awarded VDCLS $783,753 in fiscal year 2017 for the biomonitoring program.
Christopher Retarides, Ph.D.
Phone: 804-648-4480, ext. 332
Kristin Dortch, MS
CDC Project Officer