monitoring is a way of assessing chemical exposures
by measuring the chemical or its breakdown products in a biological
sample (usually urine, blood or breath). Biological monitoring is
particularly useful where chemicals can be significantly absorbed
through the skin and where controls rely upon the use of personal
protective equipment, such as gloves and masks.
Why do Biological Monitoring?
Biological monitoring has a number of roles in exposure
assessment. Our case studies illustrate some of the
situations where it has been useful.
- To check that control measures are working
- To check that work practices are protective
- To check that training is understood and followed
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