Agricultural Pesticides Test
Indoor air quality diagnosis. Measures the indoor environmental pollution by pesticides: insecticides, herbicides and fungicides. Analysis by a certified laboratory.
We spend most of our time indoors, at home, at school or in the office in environments that may be contaminated by pesticides.
Pesticides are used to kill undesirable species such as insects (insecticides), moulds and fungi (fungicides) and certain plants (herbicides).
There are several hundred active substances and many pesticides are now banned because of their persistence and the proven risks to humans and the environment.
For practical reasons, pesticides are usually applied by spraying. Unfortunately, most of the applied product does not settle on the plant and disperses into the air contaminating not only the surrounding environment but also over several kilometers depending on wind and weather conditions.
Spraying near homes, schools and workplaces causes long-term indoor air contamination.”
A pesticide-contaminated indoor environment results in chronic exposure of occupants to chemicals, most of which are toxic to humans: carcinogenic, neurotoxic, toxic to reproduction, fertility and development.
In addition, a large number are considered to be proven or suspected endocrine disruptors with effects on hormonal functioning at very low doses of exposure.
Testing your home or office, especially children's bedrooms, is essential to act against these health-promoting pollutants. You will know if the quality of your indoor air is harmful to your health and that of your family.
A pesticide-contaminated indoor environment leads to chronic exposure of occupants to these hazardous chemicals that pose proven health risks such as:
The complete list of pesticides searched for is available at the bottom of this page in pdf format.
Two levels of analysis are proposed:
ESSENTIAL : The ESSENTIAL level of analysis focuses on agricultural pesticides with a marketing authorisation. These chemicals are frequently used on cereals, pulses, vines and orchards.
INTEGRAL : The INTEGRAL level analysis covers the pesticides searched for in the ESSENTIAL version and a selection of insecticides, biocides, herbicides and fungicides commonly measured in homes.
It is recommended to use one test for a maximum area of 650 to 850 square feet (60 to 80 m2).
Children's and pregnant women's bedrooms should be considered a priority because children are much more sensitive to the effects of pesticides.