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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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.
Key words: agricultural communities, agricultural workers, biologic monitoring, children, dialkylphosphates, organophosphorus pesticides, pesticide exposure.
Biologic monitoring appears to be the best available method for assessment of children's exposure to pesticides, with some limitations.
population: implications for urinary biologic monitoring measurements.
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.
These situations will likely require intensive sampling and a repeat-measures design, and they may require a combination of both environmental and biologic monitoring supported by questionnaire information.
According to the environmental and biologic monitoring data and latency period, and excluding other potential bladder carcinogen exposure, this worker was diagnosed as having occupational bladder cancer due to high exposure to MBOCA through inhalation or dermal absorption in the purification area.
An obvious advantage of biologic monitoring in urine is the ease of sample collection, the high concentration of analytes, and the greater amount of sample available for analysis compared with blood.
Biologic monitoring is intended to provide a feedback loop of information about the integrity and condition of natural systems so that remedial action can be taken when necessary.
Biologic monitoring for cobalt exposure using blood or urine samples has been performed in studies of cobalt exposure.