Agricultural Pesticides Test

250 €

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:

  • Migraines
  • Asthma and respiratory allergies
  • Carcinogenic effects
  • Neurotoxic effects
  • Reprotoxic effects
  • Teratogenic effects (effects on the embryo and fetus)
  • Endocrine disruptors
  • Effects on concentration and learning

What are the pollutants sought in the Agricultural Pesticides test?

The complete list of pesticides searched for is available here: List of Agricultural Pesticides

Four types of analysis are proposed:

  • VINEYARDS: accurately measures indoor air pollution by pesticides, insecticides, fungicides and herbicides frequently used in conventional agriculture to treat vines.
  • ORCHARDS: precise measurement of indoor air pollution by pesticides, insecticides, fungicides and herbicides frequently used in conventional agriculture for the treatment of fruit trees such as apple, pear, peach, plum, orange, lemon...
  • CEREALS: accurate measurement of indoor air pollution by pesticides, insecticides, fungicides and herbicides frequently used in conventional agriculture for the treatment of cereals such as wheat, oats, barley, maize, soya...
  • INTEGRAL: The INTEGRAL version includes all the pesticides required in the VINEYARDS, VEGETABLES and CEREALS versions.

What are the benefits of using a YOOTEST Agricultural Pesticides test?

  • All in one" pack that allows you to know with great precision the level of pollution by insecticides, herbicides and fungicides used for agricultural applications.
  • Sampling is very simple to carry out and does not require any technical or scientific skill.
  • Your samples are analyzed by a certified laboratory selected for its expertise in the analysis of pesticides in dust.
  • Laboratory measurements using state-of-the-art technologies that guarantee sensitivities below international health reference values.
  • International prepaid return of samples included.

Your analysis report:

  • Available within 10 working days
  • Presents the concentration of each pesticide tested expressed in ng/g (nanogram of pesticide per gram of dust).
  • The results are compared to the values of the main international standards and allows the level of indoor air pollution to be interpreted.
  • Proposes simple and effective solutions to improve the quality of your indoor air on a daily basis.
  • Presents the main technologies available to purify your indoor air.

What is included in your YOOTEST package?

  • A step-by-step instruction manual describing the operations to be carried out to take your sample.
  • A vacuum cleaner nozzle equipped with a filter to collect the dust sample.
  • A sampling sheet indicating the parameters necessary for the interpretation of the results in the laboratory (sampling location, dates and times of sampling, etc...).
  • A prepaid envelope for transporting your dust sample to the laboratory.
  • The analysis of your sample by a laboratory specialized in the analysis of insecticides, herbicides and fungicides in dust.
  • A detailed and interpreted report with advice on how to improve the quality of your indoor environment.

How do you use your Agricultural Pesticide Detection Test?

  • The contamination of the indoor environment by pesticides is assessed by measuring them in a dust sample taken from the selected room.
  • The sampling device included in the kit consists of a nozzle to be attached to the hose of your vacuum cleaner containing a filter.
  • Once the sampling is completed, the filter is returned to the laboratory with the sampling sheet and using the included prepaid envelope.

How many tests do I need?

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.