Testing includes: Dichloromethane, Tetrachloroethane, Tetrachloromethane, Trichloroethane, Trichloroethylene
Needed material: 5ml EDTA blood
These are widely used as paint stripping and degreasing solvents.
High prenatal exposure to PAHs is associated with lower IQ and childhood asthma (Health Day News, Jul 20, 2009).
Needed Material: 5ml EDTA Blood
Tested are: 1-Butanol, 2-Butanol, i-Butanol, Ethanol, Ethyl acetate, Isobutyl acetate, Methanol, Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK), Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK), 1-Propanol, 2-Propanol.
These common solvents are widely used as cleaners and varnish removers, in paints, perfumes and even to decaffeinate coffee beans and tea. They are used in industry and many consumer products.
Needed material: 30ml Urine
Tested is Methylhippuric acid, metabolite of Xylene.
Xylene is a solved widely used in glues and plastics. Exposure through inhalation or the skin causes headaches, memory and disorientation problems, and breathing problems. Overexposure produces among other problems central nervous system disorders, irritation of eye and skin.
Needed material: 5ml EDTA Blood
Benzol or benzene (C6H6), Ethyl benzene or Toluene are widely used solvents in glues, paints, furniture wax and detergents. Exposure mainly happens through breathing, and exposure limits have been set. Benzene has serious side effects and is now classified carcinogenic.