Toxic Non-Metal Chemical Profile – GPL-Tox
Because exposure to environmental pollutants has been linked to many chronic diseases, screening for toxic non-metal exposures can provide insight into complex symptoms that may have no apparent diagnosis or underlying cause. A comprehensive Toxic Non-Metal Chemical profile screen is available for the presence of 173 different toxic chemicals including organophosphate pesticides, phthalates, benzene, xylene, vinyl chloride, pyrethroid insecticides, acrylamide, perchlorate, diphenyl phosphate, ethylene oxide, acrylonitrile, and more.
Glyphosate – The Insidious Modern Day Toxin
Glyphosate is the world’s most widely produced herbicide and is the primary toxic chemical in Round-UpTM, as well as in many other herbicides. Usage of glyphosate amplified after the introduction of genetically modified (GMO) glyphosate- resistant crops that can grow well in the presence of this chemical in soil. More than 90% of corn and soy used are now of the GMO type. In addition, non-GMO wheat is commonly treated with glyphosate as a drying procedure.
So many people today suffering with dysbiosis, intestinal inflammation & intestinal permeability, AKA “Leaky Gut,” may be due to a direct implication from chronic low-level ingestion of this chemical. Glyphosate testing is easy to administer as a first morning urine sample.