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by Dr. Alan Lockwood

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Webinar: Biomonitoring 101: Assessing Exposure & Increasing Baseline Data

September 18, 2017

Across Los Angeles, communities are exposed to a range of toxic chemicals like lead, arsenic and manganese. Exposure to these harmful substances can lead to severe health impacts in both adults and children. Increasing data to better understand exposure is essential. One way is through biomonitoring, which measures chemicals in a person’s body.  

The California Regional Exposure (CARE) Study is a project of Biomonitoring California, which aims to provide information about exposures to harmful metals and PFASs in California residents. The project will allow Biomonitoring California to compare environmental chemical exposure in different areas of the state and learn about how environmental chemical exposure is changing over time. The study will begin in Los Angeles County in 2018.

If your organization or clinic is interested in learning more about biomonitoring, and how to participate in the LA County CARE study, join us at the upcoming WEBINAR SERIES:

Biomonitoring 101: Assessing Exposure & Increasing Baseline Data
September 13 at 11am | September 18 at 5pm | October 6 at 3pm
What is biomonitoring? How can biomonitoring data be useful to communities and advocacy organizations in Los Angeles County?

The California Regional Exposure (CARE) Study: Collecting Data in LA County
October 5 at 2pm
What is the CARE study? How can my organization or my clinic get involved?

For more information, contact Robin Christensen at robin.christensen@cdph.ca.gov or Monika Shankar at mshankar@psr-la.org.

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  • PSR Expert Testimony on Coal Ash

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