Simply stated, biomonitoring allows public health practitioners to understand whether environmental contaminants are being absorbed into people’s bodies. Given improvements in technology; the capabilities and expertise that now exist in public health laboratories; and the increasing public demand for more information about chemical exposures, biomonitoring is poised to become an integral component of public health practice.
APHL proudly recognizes all of the great work public health laboratories are doing to advance the practice of biomonitoring. We have made it a priority to share these biomonitoring achievements through a variety of channels.
Just in case you missed these great resources and stories, they are here:
- Blog posts and Lab Matters Articles
- Integrating Biomonitoring with CDC’s National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program (Blog Post)
- Returning Biomonitoring Test Results in an Easy-to-Understand Format (Blog Post)
- Measuring Household Dust for Potentially Dangerous Chemicals (Blog Post)
- Biomonitoring and a Cancer Cluster: Delaware Investigates (Lab Matters article)
- Chemical Exposure Study in NY is Innovative and Promising (Blog Post)
- Biomonitoring Project in Native American Community Helps Protect and Inform (Blog Post)
- Biomonitoring: Analysis of Human Exposure to Chemicals (Factsheet)
- Biomonitoring: An Integral Component of Public Health Practice (Factsheet)
- Examples of Biomonitoring in Public Health (Factsheet)
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