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Biomonitoring in the US and Responses

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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 more pressing.

 

 

 

Image 14. Blood from pin prick.

Last updated:  May, 2007

 


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