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Suggested Citation:"FRONT MATTER." National Research Council. 1995. Biologic Markers in Urinary Toxicology. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4847.
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BIOLOGIC MARKERS IN URINARY TOXICOLOGY

Subcommittee on Biologic Markers in Urinary Toxicology

Committee on Biologic Markers

Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology

Commission on Life Sciences

National Research Council

NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS
WASHINGTON, D.C.
1995

Suggested Citation:"FRONT MATTER." National Research Council. 1995. Biologic Markers in Urinary Toxicology. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4847.
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Suggested Citation:"FRONT MATTER." National Research Council. 1995. Biologic Markers in Urinary Toxicology. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4847.
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SUBCOMMITTEE ON BIOLOGIC MARKERS IN URINARY TOXICOLOGY

WILLIAM F. FINN (Chair),

School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.

GEORGE P. HEMSTREET III (Vice-Chair),

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Okla.

BRUCE C. ALLEN,

ICF Kaiser, Morrisville, N.C.

ROBERT L. ANDERSON,

Menlo Park, Calif.

WILLIAM O. BERNDT,

University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Neb.

FRANKLIN H. EPSTEIN,

Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, Mass.

ERNEST C. FOULKES,

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio

BRUCE FOWLER,

University of Maryland, Baltimore, Md.

CARL W. GOTTSCHALK,

School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.

ERNEST E. MCCONNELL,

Raleigh, N.C.

BERNICE NOBLE,

School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

JEAN C. PARKER,

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.

GEORGE A. PORTER,

Oregon Health Sciences Center, Portland, Ore.

Technical Advisers

LAWRENCE LASH,

Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.

ROBERT SAFIRSTEIN,

University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston, Galveston, Tex.

Staff

CAROL A. MACZKA, Program Director

J. DAVID SANDLER, Project Director

ROBERT BELILES, Project Director (until 1992)

NORMAN GROSSBLATT, Editor

LINDA V. LEONARD, Senior Project Assistant

Sponsors

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Suggested Citation:"FRONT MATTER." National Research Council. 1995. Biologic Markers in Urinary Toxicology. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4847.
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COMMITTEE ON BIOLOGIC MARKERS

BERNARD GOLDSTEIN (Chair),

UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, N.J.

JAMES GIBSON,

Dow-Elanco, Indianapolis, Ind.

ROGENE F. HENDERSON,

Lovelace Biomedical and Environmental Research Institute, Albuquerque, N.M.

JOHN E. HOBBIE,

Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Mass.

PHILIP J. LANDRIGAN,

Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, N.Y.

DONALD R. MATTISON,

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and National Center for Toxicological Research, Little Rock, Ark.

FREDERICA PERERA,

Columbia University, New York, N.Y.

EMIL A. PFITZER,

Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc., Nutley, N.J.

ELLEN K. SILBERGELD,

Environmental Defense Fund, Washington, D.C.

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BOARD ON ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AND TOXICOLOGY

PAUL G. RISSER (Chair),

Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

MICHAEL J. BEAN,

Environmental Defense Fund, Washington, D.C.

EULA BINGHAM,

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

EDWIN H. CLARK II,

Clean Sites, Inc., Alexandria, Va.

ALLAN H. CONNEY,

Rutgers University, Piscataway, N.J.

ELLIS COWLING,

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.

JOHN L. EMMERSON,

Eli Lilly & Company, Greenfield, Ind.

ROBERT C. FORNEY,

Unionville, Penn.

ROBERT A. FROSCH,

Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

KAI LEE,

Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.

JANE LUBCHENCO,

Oregon State University, Corvallis, Ore.

GORDON ORIANS,

University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.

FRANK L. PARKER,

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.

GEOFFREY PLACE,

Hilton Head, S.C.

DAVID P. RALL,

Washington, D.C.

LESLIE A. REAL,

Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.

KRISTIN SHRADER-FRECHETTE,

University of South Florida, Tampa, Fla.

BURTON H. SINGER,

Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

MARGARET STRAND,

Bayh, Connaughton and Malone, Washington, D.C.

GERALD VAN BELLE,

University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.

BAILUS WALKER, JR.,

Howard University, Washington, D.C.

Staff

JAMES J. REISA, Director

DAVID J. POLICANSKY, Associate Director and Program Director for Natural Resources and Applied Ecology

CAROL A. MACZKA, Program Director for Toxicology and Risk Assessment

LEE R. PAULSON, Program Director for Information Systems and Statistics

RAYMOND A. WASSEL, Program Director for Environmental Sciences and Engineering

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COMMISSION ON LIFE SCIENCES

THOMAS D. POLLARD (Chair),

Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore, Md.

BRUCE N. AMES,

University of California, Berkeley, Calif.

JOHN C. BAILAR III,

McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

MICHAEL BISHOP,

Hooper Research Foundation, University of California Medical Center, San Francisco, Calif.

JOHN E. BURRIS,

Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Mass.

MICHAEL T. CLEGG,

University of California, Riverside, Calif.

GLENN A. CROSBY,

Washington State University, Pullman, Wash.

MARIAN E. KOSHLAND,

University of California, Berkeley, Calif.

RICHARD E. LENSKI,

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.

EMIL A. PFITZER,

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., Nutley, N.J.

MALCOLM C. PIKE,

University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, Calif.

HENRY C. PITOT III,

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisc.

JONATHAN M. SAMET,

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md.

HAROLD M. SCHMECK, JR., Armonk, N.Y.

CARLA J. SHATZ,

University of California, Berkeley, Calif.

SUSAN S. TAYLOR,

University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, Calif.

P. ROY VAGELOS,

Merck & Company, Whitehouse Station, N.J.

JOHN L. VANDEBERG,

Southwestern Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, Tex.

PAUL GILMAN, Executive Director

Suggested Citation:"FRONT MATTER." National Research Council. 1995. Biologic Markers in Urinary Toxicology. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4847.
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OTHER RECENT REPORTS OF THE BOARD ON ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AND TOXICOLOGY

Science and the Endangered Species Act (1995)

Wetlands: Characteristics and Boundaries (1995)

Biologic Markers in Urinary Toxicology (1995)

Review of EPAs' Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (three reports, 1994–1995)

Science and Judgment in Risk Assessment (1994)

Ranking Hazardous Sites for Remedial Action (1994)

Review of EPA's Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program: Forests and Estuaries (1994)

Review of EPA's Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program: Surface Waters (1994)

Pesticides in the Diets of Infants and Children (1993)

Issues in Risk Assessment (1993)

Setting Priorities for Land Conservation (1993)

Protecting Visibility in National Parks and Wilderness Areas (1993)

Biologic Markers in Immunotoxicology (1992)

Dolphins and the Tuna Industry (1992)

Environmental Neurotoxicology (1992)

Hazardous Materials on the Public Lands (1992)

Science and the National Parks (1992)

Animals as Sentinels of Environmental Health Hazards (1991)

Assessment of the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Studies Program, Volumes I–IV (1991–1993)

Human Exposure Assessment for Airborne Pollutants (1991)

Monitoring Human Tissues for Toxic Substances (1991)

Rethinking the Ozone Problem in Urban and Regional Air Pollution (1991)

Decline of the Sea Turtles (1990)

Tracking Toxic Substances at Industrial Facilities (1990)

Biologic Markers in Pulmonary Toxicology (1989)

Biologic Markers in Reproductive Toxicology (1989)

Copies of these reports may be ordered from the National Academy Press: (800) 624-6242; (202) 334-3313

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PREFACE

There is an increasing need for accurate information on the health effects of pollutants. In keeping with that need, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry of the U.S. Public Health Service and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences asked the National Research Council to examine the potential for use of biologic markers in environmental health research. The term biologic markers has been used by the National Research Council's Committee on Biological Markers to refer to indicators of toxicologic events in biologic systems or samples.

The Committee on Biological Markers was organized to consider which uses of biologic markers offered the greatest potential for major contributions. Four biologic systems were chosen: the reproductive system, the respiratory system, the immune system, and the urinary system. This report is the product of the Subcommittee on Biologic Markers in Urinary Toxicology, which comprised scientists with backgrounds in and knowledge of nephrology, urology, pathology, renal toxicology and metabolism, pharmacokinetics, immunology, risk assessment, pharmacology, renal physiology, and other disciplines. The subcommittee reviewed research on known biologic markers and identified and evaluated promising new technologies to find markers, important research opportunities in the field, and subjects in which interdisciplinary research is needed.

During the subcommittee's deliberations, several scientists were asked to provide information. The subcommittee especially wishes to recognize the contributions of Lawrence Lash, Wayne State University, and Robert Safirstein, University of Texas-Galveston.

This report could not have been produced without the efforts of the National Research Council staff, especially J. David Sandler, project director, and Linda V. Leonard, senior project assistant; Norman Grossblatt, editor, Carol Maczka, program director; Gail Charnley, acting program director (through September 1994); Robert P. Beliles and Joyce Walz (the project director and assistant during the early months of the project); and James J. Reisa, director of BEST.

WILLIAM F. FINN, M.D., CHAIRMAN

SUBCOMMITTEE ON BIOLOGIC MARKERS IN URINARY TOXICOLOGY

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Diseases of the kidney, bladder, and prostate exact an enormous human and economic toll on the population of the United States. This book examines prevention of these diseases through the development of reliable markers of susceptibility, exposure, and effect and the promise that new technologies in molecular biology and sophisticated understanding of metabolic pathways, along with classical approaches to the study of nephrotoxicants and carcinogens, can be developed and prevention of the diseases achieved. The specific recommendations included in this book complement those made in the previous three volumes on biomarkers, Biologic Markers in Reproductive Toxicology (1989), Biologic Markers in Pulmonary Toxicology (1989), and Biologic Markers in Immunotoxicology (1991).

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