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Washington Begins Biomonitoring Program
Thursday, September 29, 2005
The Washington State Toxics Coalition and the Toxic-Free Legacy Coalition have started body burden testing on 10 people in the Puget Sound area, looking for pesticides, heavy metals, PCBs, fire retardants, phthalates and other toxics in their subjects' bodies. Biomonitoring provides a detailed snapshot of the individual chemical body burden each person carries. The testing is expensive, but becoming more mainstream. This group's results will be available next spring.