Detox Me Action Kit: Our biomonitoring study on exposure to common toxics

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Detox Me Action Kit

Detox Me Action Kit is a crowdsourced biomonitoring study on people’s exposure to common household and environmental toxics. Launched by Silent Spring Institute, the effort is part of a national study to assess the U.S. population’s exposure to potentially harmful chemicals found in everyday consumer items, such as personal care products, food packaging, and household cleaners.

Participating in the study will not only empower individuals to lead a healthier life by reducing their own exposure to toxics, it will also advance science toward a less toxic future for everyone.

People who sign up to participate will each receive a sampling kit in the mail. Each kit includes an easy and non-invasive urine test that detects the presence of 10 common chemicals in the body, including BPA, parabens, and triclosan. All 10 compounds are endocrine disruptors, meaning they can interfere with the body’s natural system of hormones and therefore raise concerns about reproductive problems, thyroid disorders, asthma, cancer, and other health effects.

Detox Me Action Kit builds on more than 20 years of research by Silent Spring on everyday exposures to environmental and household chemicals. The organization’s research was the first to show that consumer products are a major source of exposure to endocrine disruptors.

For more information and to sign up to participate, visit the Detox Me Action Kit website.