What plastics are measured in the Total Tox Burden test?

Plastic metabolites measured in the TotalTox Burden test:

  • Bisphenol A (BPA): BPA is a chemical used in the production of polycarbonate plastics, epoxy resins and thermal paper
  • Diphenyl Phosphate (DPP): Parent chemical Aryl phosphates re used in many industries such as in flame retardants, plasticizers, lubricants, hydraulic fluids, and oxidizers 
  • N-Acetyl (2-cyanoethyl) Cysteine (NACE): NACE- Parent chemical acrylonitrile is a synthetic chemical used to make plastics, acrylic fibers, and synthetic rubber
  • Phthalates (MEtP, MEHP, MEOHP, MEHHP): Phthalates are colorless, odorless, oily liquids that do not chemically bind to materials, allowing them to readily release from added products. They are categorized as a group of chemicals called plasticizers, which make plastic more flexible and durable. Phthalates is pronounced, THAL-ates. Phthalates have been labeled “Everywhere Chemicals” due to their ubiquitous nature in our daily lives.
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