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.
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