Future of Biomonitoring
In recent decades, we have become increasingly aware
that our bodies are constantly exposed to toxic substances
and harmful combinations of otherwise benign substances.
This awareness and the knowledge that we are ignorant
of the magnitude and effects of this exposure have pushed
citizen groups, scientists, and state and federal governments
to push for increased monitoring of our bodies.
As our bodies
become laboratories, the necessity for a strong bioethical
framework that protects civil liberties and acknowledges
the short-comings of citizenship has become all the
Image 14. Blood from pin prick.