Definitions for "Biological monitoring"
testing for the presence of a hazardous substance, its metabolites or a biochemical change in a person’s body tissue, exhaled air or fluid.
Measuring chemicals in biological materials (blood, urine, breath, etc.) to determine whether chemical exposure in humans, animals, or plants has occurred.
Analyzing chemicals, hormone levels or other substances in biological materials (blood, urine, breath, etc.) as a measure of chemical exposure, health status, etc. in humans or animals. A blood test for lead is an example of biological monitoring.
Using living organisms to test the quality of either effluent to be discharged into receiving waters, or waters downstream from a discharge.
The use of living organisms to test the suitability of effluents for discharge into receiving waters and the quality of such waters downstream from the discharge.
The data management and visual surveillance activities that are performed so that the microbial burden of an item of interest may be verified.
method of using biological organism (i.e. aquatic invertebrate) samples to keep track of the health of water systems, from the watershed level to individual streams or ponds