Bureau of Occupational and Environmental Diseases-Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
Title: Biomarker concentration acting as the indicators for chemicals health risk assessment: The case study in Thailand
Biography: Nalinee Sripaung
According to the type of metabolites in blood and urine acting as the biomarker, the concentration of biomarker acts as the indicator for health risk assessment. The health risk management, concerning with chemical toxicity, faces the problem of how to use the concentration of biomarker to be the suitable indicator for health risk assessment. Presently, there is no safety value adjustment of health risk assessment for people’s health in community. Therefore, the field of prevention and control of occupational and environmental diseases has to use the safety value of biomarker concentration for worker’s health to be the safety value for people’s health indicator in community for health risk assessment resulted from chemical pollution. The study of using the safety value of worker’s health to identify people’s health in community in case of health surveillance of chemical incidents was proceeded during the year 2015-2016. It was found that biomarkers concentrations of VOCs (Volatile Organic Solvents) of worker’s health were higher than the actual baseline chemicals exposure of People’s health in community. The result from the adjustment of the risk group of people in community by worker’s health safety value indicated the lower amount of people than the actual amount risk group. Thus, the baseline concentration of biomarker should be further studied to be the health surveillance value for people’s health risk assessment caused by chemicals toxicity.