Publication

Trinational Biomonitoring Study

Assessment of Persistent Organic Pollutants and Selected Metals in the Blood of First-Birth Mothers in Southern Canada and Mexico and in Women of Reproductive Age in the United States

October 26, 2011 36 pages

Trinational Biomonitoring Study

Assessment of Persistent Organic Pollutants and Selected Metals in the Blood of First-Birth Mothers in Southern Canada and Mexico and in Women of Reproductive Age in the United States

October 26, 2011 36 pages

Description

Human exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and certain toxic metals in our environment is a matter of serious concern because of their potential for causing deleterious effects on our health. An assessment of the degree of pollutant exposure in different sections of the three North American countries is thus of great importance. As women experiencing their first pregnancy or who are of reproductive age form categories of people most susceptible to ambient and ingestible pollutants, they were chosen as the subject group for developing an initial profile of population exposure to such chemicals.

Additional Information

Document Type: Project publication
Theme: Pollutants