Endocrine Disruptor Screening Hair

120 €

Screening test for endocrine disruptor exposure Measurement of endocrine disruptors in hair Analysis performed in a certified laboratory

📕 Instructions (PDF file)

 

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.

What are the main health risks of exposure to endocrine disruptors?

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

  • Hormone-dependent cancers (breast, ovaries, testicles, thyroid, etc.)
  • Early puberty
  • Genital malformations
  • Reproductive disorders and infertility

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.

 

What pollutants are tested for in the EXPOZOM Endocrine Disruptor Screening Test?

The complete list of pesticides tested is available here : Molecules Expozom Endocrine Disruptor Screening.

 

Why use an EXPOZOM Endocrine Disruptor Screening test?

  • To know your personal level of exposure to endocrine disruptors.
  • To identify the most toxic pollutants to which you are exposed.
  • Understand the associated risks and be able to take action to protect your health.
  • Receive advice on how to limit your exposure.


What are the advantages of using an EXPOZOM Endocrine Disruptor Screening analysis?

  • Simplicity of use: reliable and very simple sampling methods, requiring no technical skills.
  • Highly accurate measurement results.
  • Reliability of a certified French laboratory using state-of-the-art technology.
  • Complete and anonymous analysis report.
  • Prepaid return of samples included in the kit valid in France and from many countries.

Your analysis report:

  • Available within 10 working days.
  • Presents the concentrations of the endocrine disruptors analysed expressed in pg/mg (picogram of pollutant per milligram of hair). This concentration is compared to the main international standards and allows you to interpret your level of exposure to endocrine disruptors.
  • Gives clear indications to identify the sources of endocrine disruptors.
  • Recommends effective solutions to limit your daily exposure.
  • Presents the main technologies for protecting yourself from exposure to pollution.


What does the EXPOZOM Endocrine Disruptors kit contain?

  • A device that allows you to take the necessary amount of hair to perform the analysis.
  • The analysis of your samples in a certified French laboratory.
  • The interpretation of your results by biomonitoring experts.
  • A complete and anonymous analysis report.
  • Precise instructions to guide you step by step in the performance of your sampling and a sampling sheet for the interpretation of the results.
  • Prepaid return of your samples to the laboratory.

How to use your hair sampling kit?

The measurement of exposure to endocrine disruptors is carried out on the first few centimetres of a strand of hair.

  • Use the device provided to take your hair sample.
  • Carefully place the hair in the aluminium foil provided for the protection of your sample.
  • Send your sample to the laboratory with the collection form, using the pre-paid envelope provided.


How many tests do I need?

Only one EXPOZOM Endocrine Disruptor Screening test kit is required to measure an individual's exposure.