Blood/Breast Milk Sampling

The assessment of concentration in blood and breast milk can be useful for contaminants that bioaccumulate (i.e., all POPs). These samples can be used to verify or possibly replace the total predicted exposure calculated from numerous different exposure pathways (Health Canada 2004).

Combined with an exposure survey, chemical analysis of blood/breast milk samples can indicate the dominant exposure pathway(s).

For more details about administering blood or breast milk sampling program, refer to the Field Sampling Procedures section.

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Details about Bio-Accumulation

Details about Field Sampling Procedures

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Exposure Equations

Blood samples should be taken by certified health professionals
Source: Hatfield Consultants
Hatfield Consultants The World Bank funded by the Canadian POPs Trust Fund through the      
Canadian International Development Agency
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