Biomonitoring can help to prevent risks or damage to health caused by handling substances at work, or at least identify these at an early stage. Chemical analyses of blood and urine are given medical-toxicological evaluation, and customized measures initiated before illnesses occur. At the same time, we develop protective measures to minimize such risks in the future. This makes biomonitoring an effective method for identifying risks relating to hazardous substances in the workplace, even when atmospheric measurements do not deliver meaningful results.
We are one of the pioneers in the area of biomonitoring worldwide, with over 30 years of experience in development. We have a broad range of methods at our disposal for analyzing hazardous substances in blood and urine. Our highly qualified and recognized experts use a broad range of methods to find any substance exposure down to microscopic traces. The Institute for Biomonitoring is accredited under DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025. We can provide you with analysis and evaluation from a single source – quickly, and round the clock in emergencies.
- Determination of hazardous substances in blood and urine (biomonitoring) by chemical analyses within occupational health surveillance as well as following product contacts
- Control of protective measures by biomonitoring in the context of risk assessment
- Documentation corresponding legal requests (Occupational Health and Safety Act, Hazardous Materials Ordinance)
- Statements on how much of a hazardous substance was absorbed for exposure scenarios that can be up to 3 months in the past by determination of adducts (CMR-substances) for aromatic amines and alkylating agents
- Development of new analysis methods for the detection of biomarkers in blood and urine
We provide biomonitoring for the following substances:
- Aliphatic and aromatic amines
- Aliphatic and aromatic carboxylic acids
- Alkylating substances (cancerogens like 1,3-butadiene, acrylonitrile, EO)
- Aryl halides and nitroaromatic compounds like PCBs and nitrotoluene
- Perfluoric acids
- Phenol and phenolic derivatives