Wednesday, August 14, 2013

At the Biomonitoring California Meeting: Toxics Are Us

At the Biomonitoring California meeting today in Oakland...this is the body charged with telling the citizenry what chemicals have made their way into our bodies. Some of these are wine grape pesticides. Just so you know.

If you were born during the DDT era, it's still there - because it doesn't go away. Others - like chlorpyrifos - are being applied today. More than 27,000 pounds were applied over 15,000 acres of vineyards in 2011.

You can listen to a livestream of the all day meeting online. See the Biomonitoring California home page for details.

While the CDC has a biomonitoring program, California is one of the few states to monitor pesticide use and chemical exposures and the only one with a state biomonitoring program.

For a basic introduction to Biomonitoring California watch the video below.

Biomonitoring California also has a YouTube feed you can subscribe to.

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