Subject: Response Requested: Survey on Biomonitoring
Date: Thu May 01 00:15:43 MDT 2014
NCSL and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) are conducting a survey on biomonitoring, and we would welcome your participation!
We ask that you fill out the attached survey after reading the information below and return your completed form to Claire Lewis (firstname.lastname@example.org; 303-856-1433; fax 303-856-2533) by no later than Friday, May 2, 2014.
- Involves measuring environmental chemicals in human tissues and fluids, such as blood and urine. People are exposed to chemicals through the air, water, food, soil, dust, and consumer products
- Finds many chemicals in a very small amount—often less than a teaspoon—of blood or urine
- Assess the nutrition status of the U.S. population.
Applications of Biomonitoring in Public Health
· Assists targeted public health investigations of potential community exposures - conducted in response to health concerns or the discovery of environmental contamination.
· Serves as a public health surveillance tool to detect and measure spatial and temporal differences in population exposures to provide baseline information unique for the state or local jurisdiction.
· Provides a way to evaluate the efficacy of public health policies aimed at reducing exposures to environmental chemicals.
· Contributes to disease diagnosis or rapid response efforts, by supporting diagnosis of poisoning and informing treatment plans.
· Can inform individual and consumer choice.
Scientists use biomonitoring to
Activities of National Biomonitoring Program
Thank you for your participation.
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