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Biomonitoring of Employees

Measuring and assessing emissions by hazardous substances

Employees who are exposed to hazardous substances at their workplace can absorb them in their bodies. Absorption of this kind is examined and assessed with the use of biomonitoring.

Varnisher at work © Uwe Völkner, Fotoagentur FOX

Biomonitoring enables the identification of individual stresses, and contributes to the assessment of the working conditions and the checking of the effectiveness of occupational safety measures. Its goal is to prevent damage to health due to chemical substances.

Part of occupational medicine

The use of biomonitoring requires specific knowledge of hazardous substances and detailed insights into the work situation of the person under examination. It is also necessary to take individual factors which can influence the absorption and the resulting stresses and hazards into account. Company doctors are responsible for the biomonitoring of employees.

The application and development of biomonitoring processes at BAuA

BAuA uses biomonitoring to research the current issues surrounding the exposure to substances by employees. In this respect, it develops new methods of analysis and makes contributions about the use of biomonitoring in occupational practice.

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Research Projects

Project numberF 2053 StatusCompleted Project Measurement of dermal chemical exposure in occupational use of wood preservatives

Find out more : Measurement of dermal chemical exposure in occupational use of wood preservatives …

Project numberF 2344 StatusCompleted Project Pilot study on the assessment of worker exposure to antibiotics in animal husbandry using biomonitoring methods

Find out more : Pilot study on the assessment of worker exposure to antibiotics in animal husbandry using biomonitoring methods …

Project numberF 2379 StatusOngoing Project Use of trichloroethylene in closed systems - Biomonitoring of operators and bystanders

Find out more : Use of trichloroethylene in closed systems - Biomonitoring of operators and bystanders …

Project numberF 2400 StatusOngoing Project Biological monitoring of styrene exposed workers: Field Study regarding the usability of exhaled air

Find out more : Biological monitoring of styrene exposed workers: Field Study regarding the usability of exhaled air …

Project numberF 2430 StatusOngoing Project Collection of toxicokinetic data for the assessment of different exposure routes using the example of the antibiotic enrofloxacin

Find out more : Collection of toxicokinetic data for the assessment of different exposure routes using the example of the antibiotic enrofloxacin …

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