Plasticizers Test / Endocrine Disruptors
Indoor air quality diagnosis. Measures the pollution of the indoor environment by phthalate, bisphenol and organophosphate plasticizers. Analysis by a certified laboratory.
Plastic is ubiquitous in the interior environment of homes and offices. During its manufacture, chemical plasticizing additives are added to modify its physical and mechanical properties.
These molecules of the phthalates, bisphenols and organophosphates family contaminate the indoor environment.
Some plasticizers are classified by the European Union as Substances of Very High Concern for Health (SVHC).
The main health effects observed are :
Most plasticizers show health effects at low doses of exposure, effects that can happen years after exposure.
Due to their toxicity, several plasticizers such as bisphenol A have been banned and substituted with other equally harmful plasticizers from the same family.
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.
The INTEGRAL level analysis includes anyone of the ESSENTIAL level chemicals as well as an extensive list of other common indoor air pollutants of health concern.
The complete list of plasticizers searched for is available here: YOOTEST molecules Plasticizers
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 ensure measurements below the international health reference values for the most dangerous air pollutants in indoor air.
The contamination of the indoor environment by plasticizers is assessed by measuring them in a dust sample taken from the selected room.
The sampling device included in the YOOTEST Plasticizers kit consists of a nozzle to be attached to the hose of your vacuum cleaner.
Once the sampling is completed, the filter is returned to the laboratory with the sampling sheet and using the included prepaid envelope.
It is recommended to use one test for a maximum area of 650 to 850 square feet (60 to 80 m2).
Children's bedrooms should be considered a priority as children are much more sensitive to the effects of plasticizers.