Biological monitoring is important in the assessment of both occupational exposure to chemical agents and the health risks involved.
For some chemicals data from biological monitoring can be reliably translated into health risks, while for the majority it only indicates uptake.
Several workplace chemicals can be analyzed from biological specimens, but no interpretation of health risk or exposure is possible.
For such chemicals, comparing the results to data from similar industries may help to determine whether smaller levels of exposure are possible.
The biggest problem with most biological monitoring is that no good interpretation is immediately available.
Mots-clés Pascal : Surveillance biologique, Assurance qualité, Exposition professionnelle, Composé chimique, Médecine travail, Homme, Article synthèse
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Biological monitoring, Quality assurance, Occupational exposure, Chemical compound, Occupational medicine, Human, Review
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0005963
Code Inist : 002B03A. Création : 09/06/1995.