Domestic Pesticides Test

200 €

Indoor air quality diagnosis. Measures the indoor environmental pollution by pesticides: insecticides, herbicides and fungicides. Analysis by a certified laboratory.

Pesticides are chemicals used to kill living organisms. Today there are several hundred active substances divided into different categories, mainly insecticides (insects), herbicides (plants) and fungicides (moulds and fungi).

These widely used chemicals are dangerous for humans and often have a high toxicity with carcinogenic, neurotoxic, harmful effects on reproduction, fertility and development. In addition, many of them are proven or suspected endocrine disruptors.

The YOOTEST Domestic Pesticides analytical test provides an accurate measurement of indoor air pollution from insecticides, herbicides and fungicides used in common household applications as well as the Stockholm Convention priority Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).

You take a dust sample from the room you wish to analyze with your domestic vacuum cleaner equipped with a filter provided.

You return your dust sample with the prepaid envelope provided.

Our expert laboratory will analyze your sample and produce a comprehensive and comprehensible report including advice on how to improve the quality of your indoor air.

Two levels of analysis are proposed:

ESSENTIAL

The ESSENTIAL level analysis focuses on the most hazardous chemicals that have been classified as high priority for health by international health authorities, including WHO, US EPA, ANSES and HEALTH CANADA.

 

INTEGRAL

The INTEGRAL level analysis includes all ESSENTIAL level chemicals as well as an extensive list of other common indoor air pollutants of health concern.

What are the pollutants searched for in the Domestic Pesticides kit?

The analysis of the dust sample covers a selection of insecticides, herbicides and fungicides that are very commonly found in the indoor environment of homes and offices.

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

What are the benefits of using a YOOTEST Domestic Pesticides kit?

YOOTEST allows you to test the quality of your indoor air with great precision.

The selected pollutants are measured in the laboratory using state-of-the-art technology to guarantee measurements below the international health reference values for the most dangerous air pollutants in indoor air.

  • Sampling is very simple to carry out and does not require technical or scientific expertise.
  • A step-by-step instruction manual describing the operations to be carried out to take your indoor air sample is provided with the unique identifier of your analytical test.
  • The international prepaid return of the sample is included in your kit.
  • Your dust sample is analyzed by a certified laboratory selected for its expertise in the analysis of pesticides in dust.

Available within 10 working days, your analysis report:

  • Presents the concentration of each pesticide analyzed expressed in ng/g (nanogram of pesticide per gram of dust). This is compared to the values of the main international standards and allows you to interpret the level of indoor air pollution.
  • 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 does the YOOTEST Domestic Pesticides kit include?

  • A vacuum cleaner nozzle equipped with a filter to collect your dust sample.
  • A sampling sheet on which are indicated 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 Domestic Pesticide 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 YOOTEST Domestic Pesticides 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 plug 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.