Resources: Canadian biomonitoring dashboard

  • Last updated: 2024-05-08

Links to Health Canada resources on human biomonitoring and the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS).

Biomonitoring fact sheets

These fact sheets provide general information about environmental chemicals and the levels of these chemicals measured in people. Levels are shown for the Canadian population as well as for specific sub-groups, such as First Nations Peoples and people who are pregnant. Changes over time are also highlighted.

Table of fact sheets
Preview Title Published date
Benzene in people living in Canada May 2024
Organophosphate flame retardants in people living in Canada May 2024
Bisphenol analogues in people living in Canada May 2024
Oxybenzone in people living in Canada May 2024
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in people living in Canada May 2024
Arsenic in Canadians December 2021
Cadmium in Canadians December 2021
Lead in Canadians December 2021
Mercury in Canadians December 2021
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Canadians August 2023
Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in Canadians December 2021
Bisphenol A (BPA) in Canadians December 2021
Parabens in Canadians December 2021
Glyphosate in People Living in Canada August 2023
DEET in People Living in Canada August 2023

Biomonitoring reports

These reports present national data on the levels of environmental chemicals measured in people during each collection period (cycle) of the Canadian Health Measures Survey. They also describe the general design of the survey and include a technical summary for each chemical or chemical group.

Table of reports
Preview Collection period Title Published date
  • Cycle 1 (2007–2009)
Report on Human Biomonitoring of Environmental Chemicals in Canada August 2010
  • Cycle 2 (2009–2011)
Second Report on Human Biomonitoring of Environmental Chemicals in Canada April 2013
  • Cycle 3 (2012–2013)
Third Report on Human Biomonitoring of Environmental Chemicals in Canada July 2015
  • Cycle 4 (2014–2015)
Fourth Report on Human Biomonitoring of Environmental Chemicals in Canada August 2017
  • Cycle 5 (2016–2017)
Fifth Report on Human Biomonitoring of Environmental Chemicals in Canada November 2019
  • Cycle 6 (2018–2019)
Sixth Report on Human Biomonitoring of Environmental Chemicals in Canada December 2021
  • Cycles 1, 3, 4, 5 (2007–2017)
Report on Human Biomonitoring of Environmental Chemicals in Pooled Samples December 2020

Other biomonitoring resources

These resources include the national biomonitoring content summary, which lists the environmental chemicals measured in people during each collection period (cycle) of the Canadian Health Measures Survey.

Table of other resources
Preview Resource type Title Published date
  • Content Summary
Biomonitoring Content Summary for the Canadian Health Measures Survey May 2024

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