DULUTH, Ga., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Metametrix Clinical Laboratory (http://www.metametrix.com) is pleased to announce the availability of two new toxicity profiles to help determine exposure to harmful chemicals: Bisphenol A and Organophosphates. These new additions to the Toxic Effects product line give practitioners additional resources to determine if toxicity is an underlying cause of disease in their patients.
"BPA has been in the news recently as a dangerous chemical used in a variety of plastics. Organophosphate pesticides are still used in agricultural production, and eventually end up on our dinner tables," says Dr. J. Alexander Bralley, CEO of Metametrix Clinical Laboratory. "Once identified, these chemicals can be easily avoided, reducing risk and improving health. Environmental toxins are the secret, silent health destroyers which can be easily identified and eliminated."
Bisphenol A (BPA) is widely used in the production of clear, shatter-proof plastics and is also present in liners of canned foods and beverages. The Bisphenol A Profile also measures triclosan, an antimicrobial agent used in personal products such as hand soap and toothpaste, as well as 4-nonylphenol, a surfactant with industrial uses. These chemicals are shown to be endocrine disruptors and possible contributors to disorders such as obesity, neurological development delays in infants, thyroid disruption, developmental issues of sexual organs in infants, and sexual dysfunction in adults.
Organophosphate pesticides are nerve agents used in agricultural crops, orchards, residential lawns, and food storage centers. Organophosphates can be hazardous to the neurological development of children and fetuses. Other health effects include chronic fatigue, asthma, immune system disorders, impaired memory, disorientation, depression, irritability, and may increase risk of cancer.
"It is no longer a question of if we are burdened by toxins. It is a question of how burdened we are and whether these toxins are keeping us from the health we desire," states Dr. Walter J. Crinnion, Environmental Health Specialist. "Finding the burden and removing the sources of toxicity are critical steps in the road to recovery of health."
Learn more about the Toxic Effects Profiles by visiting www.metametrix.com/toxins.
Metametrix Clinical Laboratory is an industry leader in producing innovative, Next Generation Technologies(SM) for measuring nutritional insufficiencies, metabolic dysfunction, microbial imbalances, and toxic influences on health. Metametrix is committed to applying the latest advances in testing services to integrative and functional medicine.
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