Biomonitoring - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Minnesota Biomonitoring: Chemicals in People

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Biomonitoring tells us about people's exposure to chemicals by measuring them in blood, urine, or hair.

We can use biomonitoring to:

  • Measure and track changes in chemical exposures over time
  • Identify groups that are highly exposed to chemicals
  • Inform and evaluate programs and policies to reduce exposures

MN Biomonitoring: Chemicals in People measures levels of chemicals in Minnesotans and whether exposures differ between groups and over time.

MN Biomonitoring was established by the Minnesota Legislature in 2007. Program activities are guided by the Commissioner of Health and an expert Advisory Panel, and are conducted in coordination with the Minnesota Tracking Program.

Partners include the MDH Public Health Laboratory and the CDC National Biomonitoring Program.

Updated Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 02:28PM