Detecting Human Exposure to Environmental Toxins

April 3, 2014

Magnifying glass highlighting a skull and crossbones

It is easy to see when someone is ill, but sometimes it is a little more difficult to determine what is causing the problem. Join Elizabeth Hamelin from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a discussion on how analytical chemistry is being used to identify and measure human exposure to harmful toxins.

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What You Will Learn

  • Human exposures can be identified using analytical chemistry
  • Selection of biomarker and biological matrix is paramount
  • Method evaluation is essential to determine potential biomarker sources, detect matrix biases, and minimize false positives and false negatives

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Beth Hamelin
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lucas Zarwell
Chief Toxicologist