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Metametrix Announces Availability of Phthalates & Parabens Profile to Help
Identify Everyday Exposures


DULUTH, Ga., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ — Personal care products that we use
everyday contain chemicals that act as endocrine disruptors, which hinder the
normal functions of our hormone systems.  Phthalates, also known as
plasticizers, are added to plastics to make them flexible to mold into shapes
for product packaging and as fragrance for perfumes and air fresheners.
Parabens are added to personal care products, such as cosmetics, to extend
shelf-life and eliminate fungi and bacteria.

Today, Metametrix Clinical Laboratory (http://www.metametrix.com) announces
the Phthalates & Parabens Profile, which analyzes eight different markers to
identify exposure levels to chemicals in everyday products.  These chemicals
are shown to be endocrine disruptors and possible contributors to disorders
such as endometriosis, estrogen-sensitive cancers, and male and female
infertility. Recent evidence suggests phthalate exposure may be related to the
development of obesity, insulin resistance, and childhood asthma.

“Consumers use a variety of products, from shampoo, lotions, cosmetics, and
hair gels to convenient foods packaged in plastics, increasing exposure to
toxins every day,” says Dr. J. Alexander Bralley, CEO of Metametrix Clinical
Laboratory.  “The new Phthalates & Parabens Profile is designed to show an
individual’s level of these compounds, which can be used by practitioners to
determine and eliminate a patient’s exposure source.” 

Phthalates and parabens are found in many of the following consumer products:

    Phthalates                Parabens
    ———————–   ——————–
    Plastic food containers   Cosmetics
    ———————–   ——————–
    Plastic children’s toys   Moisturizers
    ———————–   ——————–
    Furniture                 Sunscreens
    ———————–   ——————–
    Car interiors             Shaving/styling gels
    ———————–   ——————–
    Vinyl flooring            Toothpaste
    ———————–   ——————–
    Adhesives                 Shampoos
    ———————–   ——————–
    Fragrances                Conditioners
    ———————–   ——————–
    Detergents                Soaps
    ———————–   ——————–
    Air fresheners            Food additives
    ———————–   ——————–

“It is no longer a question of if we are burdened by toxins. It is a question
of how burdened we are and whether these toxins are keeping us from the health
we desire,” states Dr. Walter J. Crinnion, Environmental Health Specialist.
“Finding the burden and removing the sources of toxicity are critical steps in
the road to recovery of health.”

Learn more about the Phthalates & Parabens Profile, or order a collection kit,
by visiting http://www.metametrix.com/pp.

For 25 years, Metametrix Clinical Laboratory has been an industry leader in
producing innovative, Next Generation Technologies for measuring nutritional
insufficiencies, metabolic dysfunction, and microbial imbalances, as well as
toxic influences on health. Metametrix is committed to applying the latest
advances in testing services to integrative and functional medicine with a
focus on quality, innovation, and education.

For Information: http://www.metametrix.com
Contact: inquiries@metametrix.com
Phone: 800-221-4640



SOURCE  Metametrix Clinical Laboratory

1-800-221-4640, inquiries@metametrix.com
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