Biomonitoring

The Department of Public Health (DPH) is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to better understand human exposure to environmental chemicals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

Biomonitoring is the measurement of chemicals in a person’s body fluids or tissues, such as blood or urine. These measurements provide valuable information on levels of exposure to environmental chemicals from sources such as air, water, and food. This information can be essential when addressing community concerns related environmental chemical exposure and the potential for adverse health effects for exposed individuals.
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