Environmental Contaminants – Use of Biomarkers to Measure Adverse Health Effects

On November 2, 2020, the National Academies released the Proceedings of a Workshop–in Brief which addresses the “… potential of … new biomarkers to measure adverse health effects that may arise from exposure to environmental pollutants … Biomarkers of effect are measurable changes in an individual that indicate health impairment or disease. Although biomarkers have long been a crucial part of medical practice – blood pressure is a simple example – researchers have recently identified a variety of new biomarkers that signal the presence of conditions such as nervous system damage, autoimmune disorders, and cancer …” #PlasticWaste #MicroPlastics #NanoPlastics #Biomarkers