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Environmental Pollutants Profile

A simple urine test helps identify recent exposure to environmental pollutants.

Please Note: effective December 31, 2016; the Environmental Pollutant Profile will be discontinued and kits will no longer be sent out as of this date.

If you have an Environmental Pollutant Profile kit, please complete collection prior to March 1, 2017 as we will no longer accept samples for processing as of March 31, 2017.

Rocky Mountain Analytical is working to provide an alternative to the Environmental Pollutant Profile. We expect to be able to offer testing again in early 2018. We will provide you with more details as they become available.
 

Toxic chemicals are found to varying degrees in everything from cosmetic and skin care products to cookware and children’s toys.  Chronic exposure to the following pollutants may cause them to accumulate in the body and perhaps contribute to disease.

Phthalates

Phthalates are used in the manufacture of plastics.  Soft plastics are known for releasing phthalates into the contents of the plastic container.

Parabens

Parabens are chemical preservatives that prevent growth of bacteria and mold and increase the shelf life of many perishable products.   Approximately 75% of skin products contain parabens.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Also known as volatile solvents, VOCs are air borne particles that contribute to poor air quality and smog.   

Symptoms related to environmental pollutants may include:

  • irritation of eyes, nose and throat; skin rashes and other skin irritations
  • effects on the central nervous system including impaired thinking and movement
  • disrupting the function of hormones
  • headaches,  nausea, anxiety, or depression
  • fatigue and drowsiness

Why Get an Environmental Pollutants Profile?

Because the human body breaks down pollutants and eliminates them in the urine, measuring the metabolites of these pollutants in urine is an effective way to assess the level of exposure.

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Rocky Mountain Analytical tests are available through regulated Healthcare Professionals.

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