From: 2.450,00 DKK
Measures the contents of harmful chemicals in the body for pregnant women or women planning to become pregnant. We advise women to reduce exposure before conceiving to minimize the adverse health effects impacting the fetus. Focus is on chemicals, which are quickly reduced in the body.
Ideal for: Pregnant women and women trying to get pregnant.
Tests for: Phthalates, bisphenol A and mercury – endocrine disrupting and neurotoxic chemicals which can be reduced in the body in less than 100 days*. Option to add-on pesticides for women who don’t always choose organic products. For phthalates and pesticides, the test will include the most harmful and widely used chemicals.
Sample required: Urine and hair sample that you can collect at home
What will the test show: How your consumption behavior the last 24-48 hours (mercury the last 3 months) impact how much of these chemicals are present in your body. The body absorbs these chemicals from a wide range of sources through oral consumption, inhalation or through your skin.
Why test: Endocrine disrupting and neurotoxic chemicals are suspected of causing irreversible damage to humans, with fetuses and children being the most vulnerable as they are undergoing critical stages in the development of their brains, nervous systems, immune systems, genitals and other organs. Many scientists believe that regulation of these substances is insufficient. When you get transparency to your own exposure you can make better informed choices to reduce your exposure.
How does it work: When your order is confirmed we will send you what you need to take a urine and hair sample at your home. It is important to carefully select the timing of the test to reflect your typical lifestyle. Urine samples are collected in the morning. Hair samples are collected at the root from the back of the head.
* Mercury is not a short lived chemical but the amount of mercury contained in the blood and thereby transferring to the placenta can be halved in 2-3 months if sources of exposure are removed.