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Phthalates and Parabens Profile - Urine

The Phthalates and Parabens Profile can help identify everyday exposure to toxins from the use of items such as personal care products and plastic food containers. Environmental toxins should be evaluated as a “first step” to help patients get back on the road to wellness.

Why assess phthalates and parabens levels? Exposure to phthalates and parabens is more common than you realize. Phthalates and parabens are often classified as Xenoestrogens, foreign compounds in the body functioning as endocrine disruptors by binding specifically to estrogen receptors.

Endocrine disruptors are associated with diseases such as the following: Endometriosis, Infertility, Breast cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Prostate cancer, Testicular cancer, decreased sperm count.

What are phthalates? Phthalates are chemicals used specifically in plastic products allowing them to become soft and pliable. They are also in perfumes to dissolve fragrance. Research has shown that exposure to phthalates can lead to chronic health problems including cancer, liver toxicity, reproductive toxicity, pubertal development, and more.

Sources of phthalates are the following: plastic, plastic food containers, plastic toys, furniture, car interiors, vinyl flooring, adhesives, fragrances, detergents, and air fresheners.

What are parabens? Parabens are additives to keep mold and fungi from growing in almost every personal care product use today. Products that contain parabens are cosmetics, lotions, soaps, shampoos, sunscreens, moisturizers, shaving gels, and toothpaste to name a few.

What does the Phthalates and Parabens Profile measure? The Phthalates and Parabens Profile can help determine your body’s burden of toxicants, helping identify everyday exposures through personal care products and plastics that contain foods. This profile is a great option if you’re experiencing prolonged chronic health problems or to determine if your body is detoxifying properly. Environmental toxins such as phthalates and parabens should be evaluated as “first step” to help get back on the road to wellness.

This service is provided through Hoffman Clinic for Optimal Health.To see if the Phthalates and Parabens Profile- Urine testing can benefit you, call our office today at 813-985-1322 for a consultation.

01/12/2015. Kelly Miller DC NMD FASA FBAARM CFDMP*, physician at 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.