Collection and preparation of human biological specimens for contaminant analysis

D. B. Barr, B. Buckley

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    The measurement of chemicals, their metabolites, or reaction products in biological matrices is a technique known as biomonitoring of exposure. Biomonitoring is not a new technique, but has been used since the late 1800s in occupational exposure assessment. Today, biomonitoring is usedin both occupational and environmental medicine and is increasingly used to evaluate "background" or typical human exposures to environmental contaminants to assist in risk assessment, risk mitigation, and disease prevention.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationComprehensive Sampling and Sample Preparation
    PublisherElsevier Inc.
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)9780123813749
    StatePublished - 2012

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Chemistry(all)


    • Biological samples
    • Biomatrices
    • Biomonitoring
    • Human samples
    • Liquid/liquid extraction (LLE)
    • Microwave-assisted solvent extraction (MASE)
    • Pesticides
    • Solid-phase extraction (SPE)
    • Solid-phase microextraction (SPME)


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