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.
How measuring chemical exposure with hair analysis can be a key tool in Alzheimer’s disease prevention?
Scientific developments in hair analysis now make it possible to measure exposure to a wide variety of toxic chemical pollutants. Hair analysis is considered a major biometric tool for studying the relationship between exposure and specific diseases.
Benzene is a solvent widely used in industry and is a volatile organic compound (VOC). As a result, it is inhaled, sometimes in large quantities, during professional activities.
In a world where toxic products are present in our daily lives, taking action to reduce exposure to ambient pollution is a priority. To act effectively and preserve your health from the effects of pollution, you need to know your enemy! In the case of ambient pollution, only a measurement of personal exposure can identify its origin.
Exposure to agricultural pesticides is a public health issue. Good Food Good Farming and EXPOZOM are proud to present the results of the pan-European Pesticide-CheckUp project, which aims to establish the European exposome.
The use of plant protection products to protect crops from insect pests and diseases results in the contamination of food with toxic pesticides.
Human exposure to pesticides is mainly through food via the consumption of fruit, vegetables and cereals contaminated by pesticide residues.
Perfluoroalkyl PFAS are used in many everyday consumer products, such as
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.
Significant reduction in the risk of food contamination by pesticide residues through organic farming.
Today, it is difficult to escape from phthalates, the compounds used in the manufacture of most plastics: flooring, food packaging, toys, medical devices, etc.
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are synthetic molecules used in many industrial applications until they were banned due to their toxicity and their very persistent nature in the environment.
Tools for measuring occupational exposure to Hazardous Chemical Agents and Carcinogenic, Mutagenic or Toxic to Reproduction chemicals
EXPOZOM proposes a simple and economical way to measure exposure to Hazardous Chemical Agents and Carcinogenic, Mutagenic or Toxic to Reproduction chemicals and to reduce the risk of occupational diseases in companies.