Analysis of exposure to carcinogenic substances Certified laboratory analysis Interpreted report
Carcinogenic substances are present in our daily environment and contribute to the development of cancer.
Are you exposed to carcinogenic solvents, plasticisers, pesticides and persistent organic pollutants, insecticides?
EXPOZOM proposes the measurement of carcinogenic substances in the hair and air to assess your individual exposure.
This test, with laboratory analysis, allow you to measure your exposure in order to identify sources of pollution, to act to reduce your exposure and to prevent the development of cancers.
Humans can be exposed to carcinogenic pollutants through :
Knowledge of the exposome is based on the measurement of exposure to these pollutants in biological samples by hair analysis and environmental samples by analysis of ambient air.
Chemicals are studied by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organisation (WHO/WHO) to assess their carcinogenic character. A classification of substances into several groups according to the level of evidence is proposed:
Pollutants tested in the EXPOZOM Carcinogen Exposure Test are classified by IARC as a Group 1, 2A and 2B carcinogen.
Due to their toxicity, the prevention of exposure to these substances is classified as a high priority for public health by international health authorities, including WHO, US EPA, European Union, ANSES and HEALTH CANADA.
The pollutants tested for are:
A selection of 12 volatile organic compounds (VOCs) including benzene and formaldehyde are measured.
These are gaseous pollutants at room temperature and are present in the air we breathe.
The measurement focuses on a selection of 12 Trace Metal Elements (TMEs) or heavy metals including arsenic, cadmium, lead.
They are present inside buildings, in the air we breathe and in our food (water and food).
The measure covers a selection of 36 organic pollutants including pesticides (insecticides and herbicides), plastic additives and Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) such as PCBs (used as insulators and flame retardants).
These pollutants are present in the air we breathe and in our food and water.
The complete list of pollutants is available here.
The measurement of exposure to carcinogenic substances is carried out on the first few centimetres of a strand of hair.
The measurement of VOC air pollution is carried out with passive sensors.