biomonitoring research News

  • GAO evaluates EPA biomonitoring strategy

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued areport entitled Biomonitoring: EPA Needs to Coordinate Its Research Strategy and Clarify Its Authority to Obtain Biomonitoring Data that highlights shortcomings in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) collection and use of biomonitoring data. This memorandum summarizes the report. Scope of the GAO Review In the report, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Seaweed could effectively monitor metal pollution in coastal waters

    Seaweed may prove to be a valuable tool to monitor metal pollution in coastal waters, new research has found. Spiral wrack seaweed (Fucus spiralis), which is common to rocky coastlines across western Europe, was found to contain concentrations of metals that rose and fell in line with concentrations in the surrounding seawater. This makes it a good candidate for inclusion in the European ...

  • Biomonitoring study suggests exposure to environmental chemicals varies greatly across the EU

    The framework for a Europe-wide biomonitoring programme has been established by a new study. The preliminary investigation of 17 European countries showed that monitored levels of toxic chemicals varied significantly between countries. Although the levels were mostly within recognised health-based guidance values, in a few cases these values were exceeded. The researchers suggest that a ...

  • Waste incinerator impacts monitored via milk and vegetable quality

    Emissions from well-regulated household waste incinerators do not reduce the quality of vegetables and milk produced nearby, a Dutch study suggests. Researchers found that levels of certain contaminants were similar whether vegetables and milk came from the area surrounding three incinerators, or from elsewhere in the Netherlands. They say biomonitoring programmes could offer a way to increase ...

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