is a way of assessing chemical exposures by measuring the
chemical or its breakdown products in a biological sample (usually
urine, blood or breath). Biological monitoring is particularly
useful where chemicals can be significantly absorbed through the
skin and where controls rely upon the use of personal protective
equipment, such as gloves and masks.
Why do Biological Monitoring?
Biological monitoring has a number of roles in exposure
assessment. Our case studies illustrate some of the
situations where it has been useful.
- To check that control measures are working
- To check that work practices are protective
- To check that training is understood and followed
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