The possible benefits of biological monitoring of large groups of people potentially exposed to environmental contaminants has become an area of much interest in recent years.
Because chromite-ore processing residue has been found in some soils in northern New Jersey, urinary chromium monitoring of people in the community was evaluated as a potentially useful tool.
In an attempt to identify those who could be exposed and to quantify the magnitude of exposure to the chromium in these soils, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) initiated a public health screening project.
In 1992, the NJDOH proposed to evaluate over 4000 people who lived or worked near these sites.
Volunteers were administered a questionnaire and were given a limited physical examination, and a single spot urine sample was collected.
Mots-clés Pascal : Chrome, Métal lourd, Polluant, Environnement, Surveillance sanitaire, Surveillance biologique, Urine, Programme sanitaire, New Jersey, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Recommandation, Article synthèse, Méthodologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Chromium, Heavy metal, Pollutant, Environment, Sanitary surveillance, Biological monitoring, Urine, Sanitary program, New Jersey, United States, North America, America, Human, Recommendation, Review, Methodology
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Cote : 94-0112157
Code Inist : 002B03L05. Création : 199406.