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Body Burden Assessment

Biomonitoring Resource Center

Body burden assessments or biological monitoring (“biomonitoring”) are the simultaneous measurement of the presence and concentration of chemical compounds or their metabolites in human biospecimens such as blood, urine, breastmilk, adipose tissue, hair, saliva and meconium that, apart from occupational exposure or other special circumstances, usually are found at levels beneath those of traditional toxicological concern.

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