Toxin Detection

Helping prevent exposure to endocrine chemicals.

This technology could facilitate inexpensive at-home or in-field testing of tap water, fruits, vegetables, canned food, and even playground soil to verify safety.

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Cell-free Protein Synthesis for Biosensing Hormone Specific Endocrine Disruptors Endocrine disrupting chemicals interfere with the Endocrine system and are associated with the development of cancers, developmental disorders, infertility, obesity, and diabetes. Examples include BPA, pesticides, and many chemicals we interact with every day. Estimates place the cost of exposure to these chemicals at over $340 Billion per year. This technology could facilitate inexpensive at-home or in-field testing of tap water, fruits, vegetables, canned food, and even playground soil to verify safety. This would be a powerful tool in helping prevent exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals, especially for infants and children. Currently, BPA-free toys and water containers are sold at a premium; thus there seems to be a market for the mindful caregiver, organic produce producer, and water resource manager.  

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