Second Report on Human Biomonitoring of Environmental Chemicals in Canada

The Second Report on Human Biomonitoring of Environmental Chemicals in Canada, published by Health Canada, summarizes the results of the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) Cycle 2 (2009-2011). The CHMS is a joint initiative of Statistics Canada, Health Canada, and the Public Health Agency of Canada to collect information from Canadians about their general health. In addition, the CHMS collects blood and urine samples to test for chronic and infectious diseases, nutrition and environment markers. The report presents data on concentrations of 91 environmental chemicals in Canadians. Many chemicals that Canadians may be exposed to in the environment are also important occupational exposures, including some occupational carcinogens. The Second Report on Human Biomonitoring includes data on a number of workplace exposures. These include metals such as antimony, arsenic, cadmium, cobalt, copper, lead, mercury, nickel, uranium, and vanadium; benzene; chlorophenols; pesticides including atrazine, carbamates, 2,4-D, organophosphates, and pyrethroids; and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

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http://occupationalcancer.ca/2013/second-report-on-human-biomonitoring-of-environmental-chemicals-in-canada/?gwcpp_catid=3
http://occupationalcancer.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/2ndHumanBiomonitoringReport.pdf

 

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