Bisphenol A (BPA)
BPA studies have been linked to obesity, neurological development delays in infants, thyroid disruption, developmental issues of sexual organs in infants, and sexual dysfunction in adults.
The Bisphenol A Profile can help identify exposure to the common endocrine disruptors BPA, triclosan, & 4-nonylphenol. Bisphenol A is found mostly in plastics labeled with the recycling codes 3or 7.
Triclosanis an anti-microbial and preservative agent used in personal care products such as toothpaste, shaving cream, and hand soaps. Exposure occurs from use of these products in the home. Triclosan bioaccumulates in the body and is considered to block thyroid activity affecting metabolism and thyroid hormone signaling
Often used as a surfactant, 4-nonylphenol is found in industrial detergents, foaming agents, dispersants, and emulsifiers. Most exposure is through the skin. 4-Nonylphenol is also an endocrine disruptor.
Evaluate levels of these endocrine disruptors with the Bisphenol A Profile to determine if avoidance and detoxification are needed
More information on the BPA test
The Organophosphates Profile can help identify a patient's prolonged exposure to organophosphate pesticides that have been shown to cause serious health problems.
Organophosphates can be hazardous to the neurological development of children and babies in the womb, producing lower IQs.(1) Other health effects include chronic fatigue, asthma, wheeze, immune system disorders, impaired memory, disorientation, depression, irritability, flu-like symptoms, and may increase risk of cancer and Alzheimer's disease
More information on the Organophospahtes Test
Furthermore, Metametrix have put together some fantastic combination tests:
BPA + Phthalates + Parabens + Organophosphates (Test # 1763)
BPA + Phthalaes + Parabens (Test # 1764)