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Chlorinated Pesticides Profile – Serum
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 pesticide, which have national reference ranges, that have been documented to cause adverse health problems. Levels are given both in parts per million (PPM) and as lipid-adjusted amounts so the clinician can best estimate the total body burden of these compounds.
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. These toxins also bioaccumulate in our bodies, increasing our toxic body burden over time, are powerful mitochondrial toxins, and may be the root cause of many chronic illnesses.
Direct skin contact with chlorinated pesticides can cause necrosis of the skin and gums, itching, swelling, blistering, and epidermolysis.
The primary toxic effect of this family of pesticides is at the site of nervous tissue and muscle membranes. These poisons are absorbed across the gut and interfere with nerve impulse transmissions. In humans, this interference normally shows up as a chronic neurological problems including mood disorders and difficulties with learning and memory. These poisons have also been shown to cause fatigue, obesity, diabetes, certain cancers, immune dysregulation, allergies, heart disease, and a host of other problems.
Chlorinated pesticides were first placed into wide-spread agricultural use after World War II and are made up of ringed structures to which numerous chloride atoms are attached, Of the chlorinated pesticides, DDT is the most well-known.
These pesticides are insoluble in water, persist in soil, bioaccumulate in fatty tissues, and also biomagnify through our food chain.
Symptoms of exposure are the following: Allergies, asthma, cardiovascular diseases, cell-mediated immune deficiency, certain cancers, fatigue, frequent infections, high blood pressure, learning disabilities, mood disorders.
Sources of exposure are the following:
Consuming contaminated fruits, vegetables, grains, meats, dairy, and fish
Drinking contaminated water
Inhaling chemical vapors or contaminated dust, soil, and house dust
Direct skin contact
Bioaccummulation from mother
This service is provided through Hoffman Clinic for Optimal Health.To schedule a consultation to see if the Chlorinated Pesticides Profile could help find the causes of your problem(s), call for an appointment today at 813-985-1322.
01/20/2015. Kelly Miller DC NMD FASA FBAARM CFDMP*, physician for Hoffman Clinic for Optimal Health.
*There is currently no licensure for Naturopathic Physicians (NMD) in the state of Florida and the Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine does not currently recognize the credentialing of the Fellowship from the Brazil-American Academy for Aging and Regenerative Medicine (FBAARM), or the Certification in Functional Diagnostic Medicine (CFDMP) from Functional Medicine University.