We are exposed to carcinogenic substances on a daily basis.
According to the WHO, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the world with 9.6 million deaths in 2018. The disease is increasing every year and projections indicate that it could cause the death of 22 million people worldwide by 2030.
The term cancer refers to a group of diseases that can affect the whole body.
"Cancer can develop from a single cancer cell."
Also called a tumour or neoplasm, cancer cells grow abnormally and rapidly in nearby tissues (metastasise).
Exposure to certain pollutants is a trigger and aggravator of cancers.
Cancers can also have a hereditary genetic origin and be activated by exposure to pollution.
EXPOZOM enables people to assess their exposure to a large number of carcinogenic substances present in their daily lives: at home, at work, in transport, during leisure activities, etc.
The aim is to identify the sources in order to better protect oneself.
Chronic exposure to carcinogenic substances is most often done without being aware of it. Thus, to prevent the development or recurrence of cancer, it is wise to diagnose one's environmental exposure to pollution.
Which carcinogenic substances does EXPOZOM test for?
Our exposome analysis kits focus on substances classified by the WHO as carcinogens:
- Group 1: known carcinogenic effect on humans
- Group 2A: strong presumption of effect on humans (probable carcinogen)
- Group 2B: weak presumption of effect on humans
There is evidence of a carcinogenic effect in humans for substances in groups 1 and 2A. We also include group 2B, for which there is evidence of effects in animals but not yet sufficiently documented in humans.
Click HERE to see the list of carcinogens we are looking for.
What types of cancers are associated with the substances investigated by EXPOZOM?
Cancers can develop in different parts of the body.
The type of cancer depends on the substances to which the body has been exposed.
Click HERE to see a list of the types of cancer associated with the chemicals tested.