Identifying Chemical Groups for Biomonitoring

Table 1. Chemical groups added to Biomonitoring California lists.
Chemical group Biomonitoring California status
Designated chemicals Priority chemicals Laboratory capability
Note: The chemical groups are presented in order of listing date.
“Yes” means laboratory capability for one or more chemicals in the group.
Brominated and chlorinated organic compounds used as flame retardants December 2008 March 2009 Yes
Antimicrobials used in food production March 2009
Cyclosiloxanes March 2009 July 2009
Synthetic hormones used in food production March 2009
Pyrethroid pesticides July 2009 Yes
Non-halogenated aromatic phosphates March 2012 April 2013 Yes
p,p´-Bisphenols November 2012 April 2013 Yes
Diglycidyl ethers of p,p´-bisphenols November 2012 April 2013 Under development
Polycyclic synthetic musks November 2013 Under development
Tetramethyl acetyloctahydronaphthalenes November 2013 Under development
Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) March 2015 November 2015 Yes
ortho-Phthalates July 2015 November 2015 Yes