Endocrine Disruptor Screening Hair
Screening test for endocrine disruptor exposure Measurement of endocrine disruptors in hair Analysis performed in a certified laboratory
Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that are harmful to humans because they disrupt the hormonal functioning of our bodies. They are widely used and we are exposed to them through the ingestion of water and food, inhalation of polluted air or through contact with our skin.
Preventing health risks means first of all identifying them. Performing a hair analysis is the best way to assess your personal exposure to endocrine disruptors and to know your exposome.
Hormones are chemical messengers produced in the endocrine glands and essential for the functioning of our cells. Hormones are present in very small quantities in the body and act at these concentration levels because they act at very specific cell receptors.
An endocrine disruptor is a substance that affects the production, transport and action of hormones. An exception in toxicology, for these substances it is not the dose that makes the poison (Paracelsus 1493-1541). Indeed, they have the capacity to act from very low doses of exposure. Moreover, their effects are particularly important at certain periods of life: the embryonic and foetal stages, early childhood (up to 2 years) and puberty.
Endocrine disruptors are particularly responsible for
EXPOZOM carries out research into endocrine disruptors in the hair to assess your exposure.
Several levels of analysis are available:
The list of molecules searched for has been established to measure as a priority the most toxic substances to which humans are most commonly exposed.
Depending on the level of analysis chosen, a selection of phthalates and bisphenols are analysed.
These organic molecules are classified as high priority for public health by international health authorities, notably the WHO, the US EPA, the ANSES and HEALTH CANADA.
The complete list of pesticides tested is available here : Molecules Expozom Endocrine Disruptor Screening.
Your analysis report:
The measurement of exposure to endocrine disruptors is carried out on the first few centimetres of a strand of hair.
Only one EXPOZOM Endocrine Disruptor Screening test kit is required to measure an individual's exposure.