biologic monitoring

biologic monitoring,

1 a process of measuring the levels of various physiologic substances, drugs, or metabolites within a patient during diagnosis or therapy.
2 the measurement of toxic substances in the environment and the identification of health risks to the population. Biologic monitoring often uses indirect methods of identifying and measuring substances, such as analyses of samples of blood, urine, feces, hair, nails, sweat, saliva, or exhaled air and extrapolation from metabolic effects.
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On the other hand, the Department of Health shall coordinate the environmental and biologic monitoring of fisheries and aquatic resources that may impact on human health;
population: implications for urinary biologic monitoring measurements.
The second was a disagreement with the CPSA on the best model for a physician health program and, in particular, with the governance of the biologic monitoring component of the program.
If applicable, records of waste treated onsite to render it noninfectious (including Standard Operating Procedures for waste sterilization, biologic monitoring logs for each infectious waste load, and equipment maintenance records)
ATSDR and Randolph County health officials also conducted biologic monitoring to determine whether residents were being exposed to toluene diisocyanate (TDI) emitted from the plant.
Despite this apparently low compliance with biologic monitoring provisions of the standard, state-based surveillance programs have succeeded in identifying industries and occupations where lead hazards remain (9).
Key words: agricultural communities, agricultural workers, biologic monitoring, children, dialkylphosphates, organophosphorus pesticides, pesticide exposure.
The effectiveness of such surveillance efforts depends both on routine biologic monitoring of employees with known exposure to lead and enforcement of timely laboratory reporting of elevated levels to appropriate state authorities.
Biologic monitoring appears to be the best available method for assessment of children's exposure to pesticides, with some limitations.
Environmental and biologic monitoring are usually necessary to evaluate the effectiveness of attempts to control exposure to lead.
Such measurements are called biologic monitoring or biomonitoring and provide information on the internal dose integrated across environmental pathways and routes of exposure; thus, an advantage of biomonitoring is that it directly considers the amount of the chemical that is absorbed into the body's systemic circulatory system.
Sequential sampling is likely to be required and may involve a combination of environmental and biologic monitoring as well as collection of questionnaire data.