Biomonitoring: Chemicals in People
Biomonitoring tells us about people's exposure to chemicals by measuring chemicals (or their breakdown products) in blood, urine, or hair.
The Minnesota Biomonitoring Program measures levels of certain chemicals and how the levels change over time in Minnesotans to promote healthy choices and protect future generations. The program also has established a Framework for an Ongoing Biomonitoring Program. For more, see:
- Minnesota Biomonitoring Program
- Frequently Asked Questions about Biomonitoring
- Biomonitoring Links
- The 2013 State Biomonitoring Summit
Biomonitoring is useful to: (1) track changes in exposure over time, (2) identify groups who are most at risk for exposure, and (3) evaluate the effectiveness of actions and policies to protect public health.
For questions or more information, Contact the MN Biomonitoring Program.