Body Burden Part I

What is body burden?


Body Burden is the sum of toxic chemical compounds, elements, or their metabolites, in biological substances.Often, these measurements are done in blood and urine. The two best established biomonitoring programs in representative samples of the general population are those of the United States and Germany, although population-based programs exist in a few other countries. In 2001, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began to publish its biennial National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals, which reports a statistically representative sample of the U.S. population.

Conceptual Response

Footage taken from Vice News. Poem is Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Song Of Nature.

One thought on “Body Burden Part I

  1. you said something sounding like an apologist for turning to RWE, but he’s so resonant for right now. i didn’t know his work, EXCEPT through contemporary theory about the environment – he’s made a comeback as a prophet for today. not that he needs contemporary legitimization.
    If you were working on wilderness, I’d have some other stuff to say or places to suggest to you to look for how his work still works…

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