The Commonweal Biomonitoring Resource Center (CBRC) is an international resource seeking to promote individual and community resilience through the collaborative use of knowledge about the hundreds of environmental chemicals that people all over the world carry in their bodies.

These pages provide a short overview of what biomonitoring is, some resources to find out more about biomonitoring, and two short case studies of participants who have participated in the center’s biomonitoring studies. If you are interested in conducting a biomonitoring study, contact Program Director Sharyle Patton.


Listen to a  New School at Commonweal conversation about the Ecological Paradigm of Health with Commonweal Biomonitoring Resource Center Founder Sharyle Patton, Commonweal’s Collaborative on Health and the Environment Science Director Ted Shettler, MD, and Commonweal Co-Founder Michael Lerner.