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Perchlorate pp 197-207 | Cite as

Using Biomonitoring to Assess Human Exposure to Perchlorate

  • Benjamin C. Blount
  • Liza Valentín-Blasini

Conclusions

Scientifically valid exposure assessment is crucial to risk assessment, risk management, and prevention of environmental disease. Biomonitoring is an excellent tool for evaluating human exposure to perchlorate from all sources, and often provides complementary information to environmental data. Analytical methods for perchlorate biomonitoring must be adequately sensitive and selective to detect sub-parts-per-billion levels in complex matrixes. Through improved exposure assessment we can better evaluate the relevance of environmental perchlorate to human exposure and health.

Keywords

Human Exposure Exposure Assessment Public Water System Average Relative Percent Difference Quality Control Pool 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Benjamin C. Blount
    • 1
  • Liza Valentín-Blasini
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Laboratory Sciences, National Center for Environmental HealthCenters for Disease Control and PreventionAtlanta

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