Measuring the Exposome Associated with Health

F Zhang, DR Mattison


The concept of exposome has received increasing discussion, including the recent Special Issue of Science –”Chemistry for Tomorrow’s Earth,” about the feasibility of using high-resolution mass spectrometry to measure exposome in the body, and tracking the chemicals in the environment and assess their biological effect. We discuss the challenges of measuring and interpreting the exposome and suggest the survey on the life course history, built and ecological environment to characterize the sample of study, and in combination with remote sensing. They should be part of exposomics and provide insights into the study of exposome and health.


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