CDC Releases Human Chemical Exposure Data

From: Robina Suwol
Date: 05 Aug 2005
Time: 14:56:54
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On July 21st, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the most extensive assessment ever made of the U.S. population's exposure to chemicals in our environment.

The report is part of an ongoing assessment of U.S. exposure to environmental chemicals using biomonitoring, an assessment of human exposure by measuring chemicals or their metabolites in human blood or urine. This Third Report presents exposure data for 148 chemicals (including first-time exposure information for 38 chemicals) during the years 2001 and 2002.

In a teleconference detailing their findings, the CDC refused to draw any conclusions regarding trends of toxic contamination in populations, pending a fourth 2-year assessment (in which 309 chemicals will be studied).

View the report at

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