Population monitoring for assessment of health concerns using biomarkers



Título del documento: Population monitoring for assessment of health concerns using biomarkers
Revue: ARBS. Annual review of biomedical sciences
Base de datos: PERIÓDICA
Número de sistema: 000270147
ISSN: 1678-4618
Autores: 1
Instituciones: 1University of Texas, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, Galveston, Texas. Estados Unidos de América
Año:
Volumen: 8
País: Brasil
Idioma: Inglés
Tipo de documento: Artículo
Enfoque: Descriptivo
Resumen en inglés Exposure to environmental toxic substances is a significant cause of human health problems. In the modern world, exposure to small amount of these substances, either natural or manmade, is often unavoidable. The critical question to ask is, at what concentrations and exposure conditions are these substances hazardous to human health. One approach to address the question is to conduct population monitoring studies using reliable biomarkers that can be used to indicate excessive exposure, susceptibility to health consequences, and increased potential risk for health problems. In this review, the application of traditional and molecular biomarkers in population monitoring studies is systematically presented. A major emphasis in the review is to show how to design rigorous study protocols so that results from these studies will be appropriate for use in disease reduction programs. In addition, the benefits and limitations in the use of biomarkers are presented
Disciplinas: Medicina
Palabras clave: Salud pública,
Toxicología,
Monitoreo,
Biomarcadores,
Mutaciones,
Aberraciones cromosómicas,
Contaminantes,
Exposición
Keyword: Medicine,
Public health,
Toxicology,
Monitoring,
Biomarkers,
Mutations,
Chromosome aberrations,
Pollutants,
Exposure
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