A bracelet to detect endocrine disorders

A bracelet to detect endocrine disorders

The bracelet calculates their exposure to Endocrine disruption. You know these substances that we find in chemicals such as plastics, pesticides, flame retardants… Suffice it to say that they are not good for your health because they will be a cause of hormonal disorders (infertility, early puberty, obesity, etc.) but they will also be a cause of congenital diseases.

Hence the interest in knowing when you are exposed to it to better protect yourself.

That’s the whole idea Association Réseau Environnement Santé Which has signed a partnership with Granville Terre et Mer, the community of municipalities that has signed Charter B for areas without endocrine disruptors. Their goal is to focus on endocrine disrupting phthalates that are easily eliminated but contaminate everyone: therefore very present but avoidable…

How do these bracelets that detect endocrine imbalances work?

They’re simply made of silicone, and they’re very simple bracelets that you can find at campsites or at nightclubs, but the lab first cleaned them with a mixture of solvents to reduce and remove any traces of phthalates and chemical contaminants. And then you just have to wear it on your wrist for 7 days, 24 hours a day, even in the shower because suddenly we will be measuring basically everything that is in the ambient air and also in contact with the skin, for example shower gel or sweat spray.

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Once they’ve been screened, it would be useful to compare the 50 participants against each other to see who is most or least at risk: a babysitter, an elected official, a doctor… David Feltz, Project Manager at Environmental Health Network Goal: Awareness and engagement because there is no determinism .

The results of this trial will be published at the beginning of January.

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