||Chemicals Identified In Human Biological Media, A Data Base. Volume 1, Part 1. October 1979.
Cone, M. Virginia ;
Baldauf, Margaret F. ;
Martin, Fay M. ;
Ensminger, John T. ;
||Oak Ridge National Lab., TN.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.
||ORNL/EIS-163-VOL-1-PT-1; W-7405-eng-26; EPA-560/13-79-011-VOL-1-PT-1;
Body fluids ;
Data bases ;
Toxic substances ;
||Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown.
A comprehensive data base of chemicals identified in human biological media (tissues and body fluids) has been established under the direction of the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Toxic Substances Survey and Analysis Division. This centralized resource of body-burden information was inspired by the concern of government scientists over continuing reports of toxic chemicals in human tissues and body fluids. Body burden is a reflection of exposures to food, air, and water contaminants, as well as pharmaceuticals. The systematic acquisition of body-burden data will facilitate a more relevant assessment of human exposure to toxic chemicals and xenobiotics than previously possible using environmental contamination levels. Data were obtained primarily from the open literature through manual searches of selected journals. Retrospective searching to 1974 is complete and has yielded over 2000 pertinent documents of which approximately 400 have been entered into the data base as of this report. These sources identify over 200 chemicals which have been found in human biological media.