Chlorinated pesticides were first placed into wide-spread agricultural use after World War II and are made up of ringed structures to which numerous chlorine atoms are attached. Of the chlorinated pesticides, DDT is the most well-known.
These pesticides are insoluble in water, persist in soil, bio accumulate in fatty tissues, and also biomagnify through our food chain.
The Chlorinated Pesticides Profile can help identify when a patient has been exposed to certain pesticides and insecticides, and how high a body burden of chlorinated pesticides the patient is carrying. This panel looks at the most commonly found chlorinated pesticides. Chlorinated pesticides have been identified in over 98% of all persons studied, have an affinity for lipid-rich tissues, and are stored in various organs and adipose tissues. Exposure to this may be from consuming contaminated fruits, vegetables, grains, meat, dairy and fish. It may also be from drinking contaminated water or Inhaling chemical vapours or contaminated dust, soil, and house dust.
• Cardiovascular disease
• Cell mediated immune deficiency
• Certain cancers
• Frequent infections
• High blood pressure
• Learning difficulties
• Mood disorders