The Hunters Point Community Biomonitoring Program was founded in 2019 as the first human biomonitoring program dedicated to providing low cost, reliable urinary toxicology screens to residents and workers at a federal Superfund site. HP Biomonitoring uses the Genova Diagnostics Comprehensive Urine Elements Profile screening to detect up to 35 toxic and nutrient elements. HP Biomonitoring is the first human biomonitoring program to detect an aggregate of multiple radioactive biomarkers in multiple screenings conducted in two years of operation. In March of 2019, I had the opportunity to meet with Adam Mehis - Chief of Staff for Senator Kamala Harris about the impact of this biomedical technology on "fence line" communities like Bayview Hunters Point. The California Air Resources Board CalEnviroScreen ranks this community as one of the most polluted in the state based on multiple risk factors including diesel particulates, asthma incidence and premature births.
As PI and Medical Director for HP Biomonitoring I welcome the empathy President Elect Joe Biden will bring to an issue that has not received the attention it deserves.