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What is Human Biomonitoring?

Biomonitoring in the US and Responses

Bioethical Controversies

California's Biomonitoring Program

California Controversies

Future of Biomonitoring

Links and Resources

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Online Resources

American Chemistry Council
www.americanchemistry.com/
An organization of chemical researchers and manufacturers. Information on the industry’s stance on biomonitoring is available in the policy section.

Association of Public Health Laboratories, Environmental Health: Biomonitoring Program
www.aphl.org/aphlprograms/environmental-health/Pages/default.aspx
Extensive information on commonly tested for chemicals and how to test for these chemicals.

Boston Consensus Conference
biomonitoring06.org
Basic resources on biomonitoring and discussions on the role of citizens in developing a bioethical framework.

California Biomonitoring Program
www.dhs.ca.gov/ehlb/BPP/default.htm
Information on the details of California’s Biomonitoring Program and link to Senate Bill 1379.

California Department of Toxic Substances Control
www.dtsc.ca.gov/AssessingRisk/EmergingContaminants.cfm
Information on emerging chemicals of concern.

Centers for Disease Control, Biomonitoring Program
www.cdc.gov/biomonitoring/
General overviews of biomonitoring, the CDC’s reports on biomonitoring in the US, and information on grants to states and regions for biomonitoring.

Human Biomonitoring in the European Union
www.eu-humanbiomonitoring.org/index.htm
Information of biomonitoring programs in the European Union.

US Environmental Protection Agency Green Chemistry Program
www.epa.gov/greenchemistry/
Resources and description of green, non-toxic chemistry and current EPA green chemistry programs.

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Additional Resources and References

‘America’s Chemical Makers on CDC’s Third National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals’ 2005, American Chemistry Council, (Press Release) 21 Jul.

Anastas, Paul T. and Warner, John C. 2000, Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice. New York: Oxford University Press.

‘Biomonitoring Briefing Paper’ 2006, Boston Consensus Conference on Biomonitoring, Boston, MA, <www.biomonitoring06.org/uploads/main/briefingpaper.pdf>.

California 2006, Senate Bill No. 1379, Chapter 599, 29 Sept, pp 1-7.

California Biomonitoring Planning Project, 2003, ‘California Biomonitoring Plan’, California Department of Health Services, <http://www.dhs.ca.gov/ehlb/BPP/PDF/CDHS_Biomonitoring_Plan.pdf>.

‘Coalition Removes Opposition to California Biomonitoring Legislation’ 2006, American Chemistry Council, (Press Release) 29 Aug.

‘Consensus Statement’ 2006, Boston Consensus Conference on Biomonitoring, Boston, MA, <www.biomonitoring06.org/uploads/Main/consensus_statement_final.pdf>.

Duncan, David E. 2006, ‘The Pollution Within’, National Geographic, Oct., pp. 116-143.

Stokstad, Erik, 2004, ‘Pollution Gets Personal’, Science, vol. 304, 25 Jun, pp. 1892-1894.

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Image Citations

All images come from searches for creative commons photos on http://www.flickr.com.

Image 1. Danger sign. www.flickr.com/photos/eek/89335692/

Image 2. Blood samples. www.flickr.com/photos/luca_volpi/341053127/

Image 3. Cart of urine samples. www.flickr.com/photos/daquellamanera/422505507/

Image 4. Empty beakers. www.flickr.com/photos/movetheclouds/148893379/

Image 5. Close-up of blood, oil immersion 1200x magnification. www.flickr.com/photos/nebarnix/303799491/

Image 6. Landfill. www.flickr.com/photos/michellew/133146898/

Image 7. Empty test tubes. www.flickr.com/photos/misstracyjo/339966928/

Image 8. Toxic waste stored near St. Louis. www.flickr.com/photos/cottergarage/177031722/

Image 9. Red blood cells, oil immersion 1200x magnification. flickr.com/photos/nebarnix/303786656/

Image 10. Polluted waterway. www.flickr.com/photos/limonada/418732375/

Image 11. Taking a blood sample. flickr.com/photos/nashara/66676304/

Image 12. Pollution on the San Gabriel River. www.flickr.com/photos/mollivan_jon/331920458/

Image 13. Air pollution on a farm in the central valley of California. www.flickr.com/photos/frozencoffee/53489338/

Image 14. Blood from pin prick. www.flickr.com/photos/chrisbrookes/219009663/

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Contact Information

This online resource was created by Daniel Murphy-Cairns in Spring 2007 as part of the Macalester College class Citizen Science.

Link: www.macalester.edu/environmentalstudies

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Image 1. Danger sign.

 

Image 4. Empty beakers.

 

Image 9. Red blood cells, oil immersion 1200x magnification.

 

Image 2. Blood samples.

 

Image 12. Pollution on the San Gabriel River.

 

Image 5. Close-up of blood, oil immersion 1200x magnification.

 

Image 8. Toxic waste stored near St. Louis.

Last updated:  May, 2007

 


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