Jennifer - Environmental Pollutants Exposure
Female executive working in a high level position with a major cosmetic company. She shows exposure to all environmental toxins we tested for. Some starting in the high range and lowering over the course of 6 weeks, others very low with an increase in output. All in all very positive results with this biomarker testing and patients symptomology.
Found in plastics (makes plastic soft for molding), makeup, and detergent among many consumables. Affects the Endocrine system, Reproduction and fertility, particularly male.
t, t-Muconic Acid, a marker for benzene
A component of crude and refined oil and everywhere in our environment (gas, tires, paint, and shoe production), an Italian study found benzene to be 5 times higher in study participants who smoked. Affects DNA (genotoxic), red blood cells, hemoglobin, bone marrow, and central nervous system.
This is a by-product of xylene commonly used as a motor and aviation fuel additive, a solvent in the paint, printing, rubber and leather industries, a starting material in the plastics and textile industries, and used in cleaning fluids. Overexposure to xylene most commonly affects your nervous system, respiratory system, and skin.
Mandelate, M&P, Phenylglyoxylate
All of these chemicals are forms of Styrene Exposure. Styrene is used extensively in the manufacture of plastics, rubber, and resins. Also used in the manufacture of Styrofoam used in the food industry. Acute health effects are generally irritation of the skin, eyes, and upper respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal effects. Chronic exposure at lower levels affects the central nervous system showing symptoms such as depression, headache, fatigue, weakness, and can effect kidney function and blood. Woman working in plastics/styrene factories increased frequency of spontaneous abortions and decreased frequency of births. Increased risk of leukemia and lymphoma