Making Sense Of Biomonitoring | January 28, 2008 Issue - Vol. 86 Issue 4 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 86 Issue 4 | pp. 52-56
Issue Date: January 28, 2008

Making Sense Of Biomonitoring

New tool for interpreting data is based on established safe doses for chemicals
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Analytical SCENE

In an ideal world, scientists would be able to monitor industrial chemicals found in people's bodies and predict the health implications from any level of exposure to the substances. At the same time, they would be able to provide solid information about risk for companies, regulators, and the public to act on.

But scientific understanding isn't that far developed. Analytical tools are becoming more and more sensitive and have the ability to detect increasingly minuscule . . .

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