A revolutionary pollution sensor to measure exposure to Chlordecone

Chlordecone is a very persistent carcinogenic insecticide widely used until 1993 in the French West Indies to treat banana plantations against weevils. Because of its persistence over several hundred years, the West Indian populations are particularly exposed. Scientific studies show that it is responsible for an alarming rate of prostate cancer in Martinique and Guadeloupe.

A revolutionary pollution sensor to measure exposure to Chlordecone
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How to control occupational exposure to benzene?
Europeans exposure to agricultural pesticides revealed by open science campaign: Pesticide-CheckUp
First European campaign to measure pesticide exposure through hair analysis
What is known about human exposure to PFAS?

Exposure to PFAS: What are the health risks?

The high bioaccumulation of perfluoroalkyls (PFAS) has been demonstrated in Arctic animals such as polar bears, seals, bald eagles, birds and fish. There is great concern about the pollution of the environment (water, air, soil) by PFAS and their impact on health. Due to their heavy use, only PFOA and PFOS have health effects reported in the scientific literature, unlike other PFAS, which have not been the subject of many toxicological studies.

Exposure to PFAS: What are the health risks?

Plastic pollution and health risks

Today, it is difficult to escape from phthalates, the compounds used in the manufacture of most plastics: flooring, food packaging, toys, medical devices, etc.

Plastic pollution and health risks

Endocrine disruptors: plastic in the hair

Innovation for some, toxic for others, where does the danger of plastic come from, its impact on human health and why is it vital to act to eliminate plastic from our daily lives?

Endocrine disruptors: plastic in the hair
Exposure to PCBs: What are the situations at risk?
Exposure to Hazardous Chemical Agents and Carcinogenic, Mutagenic or Toxic to Reproduction Agents: An analysis kit to prevent occupational diseases
Exposure to plasticisers : What are the health risks for children?
Tools for measuring occupational exposure to Hazardous Chemical Agents and Carcinogenic, Mutagenic or Toxic to Reproduction chemicals
Chronic exposure to pesticides: Permethrin
What influence do hair treatments have on the results of a hair analysis?
What are the risks of taking a hair sample?

Why do a hair analysis?

Chronic diseases have environmental and dietary origins, but are also related to our lifestyles. Preventing these diseases requires limiting exposure to the toxic substances to which the body is exposed.

Why do a hair analysis?
What influence does natural hair colour have on the results of a hair analysis?
Is it possible to carry out an analysis when you have no hair?
What are the benefits of hair analysis?
How does the hair analysis work?

What can be analysed in the hair?

Due to the incorporation of the various substances in the bloodstream into the hair structure, it is possible to analyse the body's functional markers and exposure markers for substances that have been absorbed by the body.

What can be analysed in the hair?

Should I wash my hair before the test?

Air pollution and hair treatments can deposit the desired substances on the outer surface of the hair. Washing the analysed hair strand with suitable solvents removes much of this contamination.

Should I wash my hair before the test?
How long does the hair bear the traces of exposure to pollution?