A cellular or molecular indicator of environmental exposure, health effect, or susceptibility. Biomarkers can be used to measure internal dose or early biological response to a environmental exposure that may not be causing visible signs of illness.
Distribution of persistent, lipid-soluble chemicals in breast and abdominal adipose tissues: Lessons learned from a breast cancer study
Objectives: We sought to determine differences between concentrations of persistent, lipid-soluble chemical contaminants in breast and abdominal adipose tissues and to explore whether concentrations measured...
Micronucleated erythrocytes as an index of cytogenetic damage in humans: demographic and dietary factors associated with micronucleated erythrocytes in splenectomized subjects
Erythrocytes containing micronuclei serve as an indicator of genotoxic exposure in individuals who lack splenic function....
Worldwide trends in DDT levels in human breast milk
Concern over human breast milk contamination with the pesticide DDT (1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(chlorodiphenyl)ethane) has prompted numerous studies around the world during the last five decades....
Cohort Study of Girls Nutrition, Environment and Tanner stage
-- This project is a renewal of the prior 7-year longitudinal study of factors that affect age at pubertal development in girls and is part of the Breast Cancer & the Environment Research Program (BCERP),....