Initial Results of Biomonitoring Californians

The California Scientific Guidance Panel of the California Environmental Contaminant Biomonitoring Program (“Program”) will host a meeting to discuss initial findings of its program to measure levels of environmental contaminants from.  To date, common chemicals in consumer products such as plasticizers, phthalates, perfluorochemicals, pesticides, heavy metals such as lead and mercury, and banned flame retardants such as penta- and octa-polybrominated diphenyl ethers have been detected in Californians. The meeting will be held on March 16, 2012 at the Auditorium, Elihu Harris Building, 1515 Clay Street, Oakland.  Among the chemicals detected by Biomonitoring California are

The Program is a collaboration of three departments in California state government:  the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), and the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).  Biomonitoring data will be used to guide California’s Safer Consumer Products program.