Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)

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).

Non chlorinated hydrocarbons

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.