Join the Celebration
When: March 8, 2017, 2:30 - 5:00 pm (immediately following Scientific Guidance Panel meeting)
Where: Cal EPA Building, 1001 I Street, Sacramento -
2nd Floor: Sierra Hearing Room and atrium
- Brief welcoming remarks
- Highlights of Biomonitoring California's top accomplishments
- Special guest speakers, including:
- Maritza Cárdenas, HERMOSA youth participant / researcher
- To be announced
- Biomonitoring California video
- Reception with light refreshments
Program Created by Legislation Passed in 2006
Biomonitoring California was established by Senate Bill 1379, which was passed by the California Legislature and signed into law by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on September 29, 2006.
In creating this innovative new program, the Legislature laid out key public health goals that biomonitoring data will support:
- Identify highly exposed communities
- Explore linkages between chemical exposures and specific health outcomes
- Inform health responses to unanticipated emergency exposures
- Assess the effectiveness of current regulations, and set priorities for reform.
More than 7000 Californians Biomonitored
To achieve these goals, Biomonitoring California has so far undertaken 5 full project collaborations and 15 laboratory collaborations. Collectively, these studies include more than 7,000 participants from a wide range of California populations. These regional and targeted projects have established a strong foundation for our upcoming launch of a statewide study, which will begin in Los Angeles County in 2018.