Biomonitoring Exposures Study (BEST) - 1.Pilot

Study of environmental chemical exposures in adults in the Central Valley

Diverse group of smiling adults

The Biomonitoring Exposures Study (BEST) – Pilot is a joint effort between Biomonitoring California and the Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC) Division of Research.  Pilot BEST is measuring environmental chemical exposures in 112 adult KPNC members living in California’s Central Valley.  This is the first Biomonitoring California study to collect samples from participants randomly selected across gender, age, race/ethnicity, and location.  Questionnaire and medical information as well as blood and urine samples were collected in 2011-2012.  The study has been expanded to include more participants and diverse populations in Expanded BEST.

Project Type: 

Full project collaboration

Project Status: 

Ongoing

Participants: 

112 adults

Sample Collection Date: 

2011 to 2012

Sample Collection Area: 

Central Valley

Map of California, Central Valley highlighted