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Biomonitoring the Human Body

06/19/2007 9:10 AM

Is biomonitoring the wave of the future?
With so many growing concerns over invasion of privacy, 28 Legislators in Illinois are demonstrating that monitoring one's body may not be a bad thing. The average person is perpetually bombarded with chemicals and toxins from the likes of clothing, makeup, even furniture. Scientists now have the laboratory technology to monitor the level of harmful chemicals in the body, via samples of urine, blood, hair, or breast milk. Such biomonitoring programs could identify the most harmful offenders, and reduce the risks for humans.

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Re: Biomonitoring the Human Body

06/19/2007 10:37 AM

Dear Moose

It is a great idea to know one's own body chemistry.

Our society is becoming more aware and people are getting closer to the scientific knowledge and the standard of general knowledge is rapidly improving in bio and medical science and it is becoming a common thing for people.

People now know gene defect, gene therapy, and genetic engineering and soon they will also know the nano particles, quantum medicine and so on. This is what science was all about. We moved from scary time machine to real life things now.

If your body is secreting excessive beta Harmon and increasing your BP then you know what to do with it. Like wise mot of the sickness will be just a part of some common computer program to manage. Sense the things and control the things.

To know about the body garbage is also a very good idea. If you are over loaded with dirt then go for inner body washing clinic.

Excessive metals are time bomb and it is better to know their level and simple get them washed out from your body as much one can do or is desired.

I wonder if technology can not reach to a very high level to save many complected issues of so called serious health problems of today. To know the problem in advance is much better way to get ready for the next war.

NIce idea. I am for it.

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Re: Biomonitoring the Human Body

06/19/2007 10:55 AM

I'll keep my breast milk to myself, thank you.

I did read something lately about new nano fabrics that would allow for electronic biomonitoring.

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Re: Biomonitoring the Human Body

06/19/2007 11:41 AM

Humm?!

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06/20/2007 11:38 PM

As a former member of a task force that had as it's mission to determine the background levels of common chemicals within our water supply and make recommendations as to allowable limits. That is, what would be expected to be found naturally existing. It became apparent that background levels were not the same for a given location or group of people and a range had to be set. Studies have been done for the last 20+ years and we still have more questions than answers.

As an example we had DDT set as 10 ppm in the fat as a lethal limit at one time . Then a plant closed down and two worker who had worked there were sampled and found to have levels of 800+ppm and were in excellent health.

In response to the comment about going in and cleaning out the garbage in our bodies -well if life were only that simple!! Heavy metals tend to accumulate in our kidneys-the main reason lead based paints have been phased back (rustoleum?) the paint chips and inner city kids did not mix. Chelation may help to remove some of these but the renal damage can be too far gone and ..........???

The bottom line to this diatribe is that the monitoring process is great if we use it to prevent problems. Remember there is always some chemical engineer out there with another seemingly great idea to make our lives better that down the road proves to be like the use of cocaine around the turn of the century (Have a coca cola anyone!)

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06/20/2007 11:51 PM

Always follow ALARA and never take any permissible data for granted. You are going to live longer if you do that.

There was time when 80Rad was permissible dose for radiation worker per week and only to kill them finally out of cancer that they all got as free gift from false standards.

Even Himalayan water is going to get contaminated as China is building a road for its people to go there and urinate.

DDT will stay for 50 years in body and plants. It is a chemi time bomb.

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