Reference Range Study

Project Name

Reference range study 



Project Collaborators

Prof PG Blain, ICM, Newcastle University

Dr R Jefferson, ICM, Newcastle University


Health Protection Agency

Project Description


There is currently little or no information regarding the levels of environmental chemicals in the blood and urine of any population base within theUK. Rather than predicting how much of a substance gets into people from estimates based on measurements in food, water, air, and other media, the reference range study aims to measure low levels of chemicals that are actually in people’s bodies. The overall purpose of this study is to provide unique exposure information to scientists, physicians, public health practitioners and other stakeholders e.g. Department of Health, to help prevent disease that results from exposure to environmental chemicals.