Recognizing and understanding the potential for chemical substances in the environment to harm humans and wildlife depends upon, in part, knowing about: exposure; amounts of chemicals that actually get into an organism's body; and the concentrations of chemicals in their bodies that can be related to adverse health effects.
Biological monitoring or biomonitoring in humans, is the direct measurement of levels of chemical substances in blood, urine, breast-milk or saliva; and such other tissues as bone, teeth, skin, hair and nails.
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