Human biomonitoring is a technique used to measure exposure to environmental agents such as phthalates, mercury and lead, by testing tissue or fluid samples for specific biomarkers, evidence that an environmental agent has entered the body e.g. the agent itself, its metabolites or a change resulting from the interaction of the agent in the body such as protein levels.
With an increasing use of this technique in environmental health assessments and in monitoring programs worldwide, Biomarkers and Human Biomonitoring provides readers with a complete overview of this fascinating area. Volume one introduces the key concepts of biomonitoring and summarises current global studies along with individual chapters on well known environmental biomarkers including bisphenol A, phthalates, lead, mercury, arsenic, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and dioxins. Volume two highlights different biomarkers of exposure which are gaining recent attention including hemoglobin adducts, hormone activity and micronuclei as well as biomarkers of human exposure to environmental tobacco smoke and mycotoxins.
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