251170 Policy considerations for biomonitoring

Monday, October 31, 2011: 9:30 AM

Clifford S. Mitchell, MS, MD, MPH , Environmental Health Coordination and Public Health Residency Programs, Maryland Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene, Baltimore, MD
This session will discuss some of the challenges and opportunities for biomonitoring programs at the state level. The discussion will be informed by a recent report to the Maryland General Assembly on biomonitoring options and feasibility in the State, as well as a symposium held in April that addressed the same topic. Implications for biomonitoring in other states will also be considered.

Learning Areas:
Environmental health sciences
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Discuss how biomonitoring can be used to drive policy, especially in a time of tightened resources

Keywords: Environmental Exposures, Environmental Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As the Assistant Director for Environmmental Health and Food Protection in the MD Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene, I am the primary person responsible for developing a Departmental policy on biomonitoring, in conjunction with the State Public Health Laboratories and MD Dept of the Environment.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.