The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

3344.0: Monday, November 17, 2003 - 5:00 PM

Abstract #70969

CDC's biomonitoring program

Richard J. Jackson, MD, PhD, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control, 1600 Clifton Rd., Atlanta, GA 30333, 770-488-7025,

For the past two year the Centers for Disease Control have issued a report that tells scientists and the public how many Americans--and which ones--have unusually high levels of lead, pesticides and other chemical substances in their blood and urine. New technologies for screening blood and urine has made possible for the first time these reports, which are essentially snapshots of what chemicals Americans carry in their bodies. The first National Report Card, issued Janurary 2002 and the second National Report Card, issued in January ,2003, looked at more than 100 chemicals found in people considered to be representive of the US. Such data does not attempt to connect chemical exposures to particular health outcomes, but such information can be used for further research directions and potential efforts to reduce exposures.

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Keywords: Environmental Exposures,

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

Innovative Topics: Biomonitoring and Toxicogenomics, finding the link between genes, the environment, and disease

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA