Industry dealing with 'Body Burden'

Duskin, Edger w.
June 2004
Southeast Farm Press;6/2/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 15, p27
Trade Publication
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released last year, a preliminary study of pesticides and chemical residues retained in the bodies of a given set of subjects and compared this is a previous study conducted some years ago. In order to establish terms of research, CDC defined biomonitoring as the measurement of environmental chemicals in the human body, specifically in blood, urine, serum, saliva or tissues. It further discussed "Body Burden" as the total amount of a substance in the body. Some substances build up in the body because they are stored in fat or bone or because they leave the body very slowly according to the CDC.


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