body burden


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body burden

[′bäd·ē ‚bərd·ən]
(nucleonics)
The amount of radioactive material present in the body of a human or animal.
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The total body burden of lead in 20th century humans peaked at concentrations ~1000-fold higher than those measured in pre-industrial society (14).
This is not the expected result for a biomarker that is envisaged to reflect the rise of Cd body burden in smokers.
Stress prenatal exposure as contributing to the body burden of all babies, not just breastfed babies.
The new CDC National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals, released at the end of January, is the largest set of body burden data ever collected in the United States and the first time chemical exposure by age, race and sex has been analyzed on a national scale.
HEALTH ISSUES Even people with typical exposures to the chemicals in the survey could face health risks from their body burden.
As a result of these national and international guidelines, blood lead analysis has become the norm for identifying individuals with excessive body burden of lead.
Body burden refers to the amount of chemicals present in one's body at a given point in time.
As a consequence, the Cd body burden, which is negligible at birth, rises continuously during life until 60-70 years of age, then levels off or even decreases.
Oysters were more heavily infected based on total parasite body burden than mytilids, and the frequency of hosts with at least one parasite was higher.
We all carry a chemical body burden - an accumulation of industrial residues that can be passed even to unborn children.
CONTACT: EWG Body Burden Study, (202)667-6982, www.