Environmental Pollutants Test
Check For 14 Common Environmental Toxins With An Easy-To-Use At-Home Test Kit
At Home Environmental Pollutants Test – Includes Benzene, Parabens, MTBE, & More
Environmental pollutant tests are used to detect and measure the presence and concentration of harmful substances found in the environment, such as air, water, soil, or food, to assess the potential impact on human health.
Our Environmental Pollutants Profile provides a quantitative measurement of 14 select metabolites that can help define an individual’s toxic burden and provide valuable information for a targeted nutritional and detoxification intervention.
- Measures 14 common environmental toxins
- Simple at-home urine collection
- Available for ages 2+
Test for benzene, toluene, parabens, phthalate, methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE), styrene, toluene, trimethylbenzene , & xylene.
4U Health Environmental Pollutants Test, 14 Targets
- Why Test?
- What's Measured
- At-Home Test Collection
- Certified Lab Results
- View Full List of 14 Environmental Pollutants
Discover the potential source of environmental pollutants in your body
Start your journey to identifying common toxins that may be the root cause of the following potential symptoms:
- Irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat
- Nausea or vomiting
Check your body’s allergic response to 14 common pollutants found in the environment.
Help identify toxins that may cause you discomfort by measuring the concentration of 14 pollutants found in your urine. The test rates each pollutant by range and population percentile. Test findings can provide valuable insight to help limit your exposure to specific triggers in your environment.
Easily collect a urine sample from the comfort and privacy of your own home
Your environmental test kit includes everything required for urine sample. We provide detailed instructions and a prepaid shipping label to return your sample to the lab.
Parents, we’ve got you covered – test any child 2 years and older. Finger prick collection is easy and painless; it’s how most hospitals collect blood from newborns.
Our tests bring hospital-grade results to your home
Once we receive your test, we’ll send your physician-reviewed results in approximately 2-5 days. 4U Health at-home test reports are both accurate and easy to read. Feel free to use your results to test eliminating identified problem foods from your diet. Share your report with your doctor or nutritionist so they can help determine an appropriate treatment plan.
Evidence of exposure to environmental pollutants
Tests for exposure to benzene, toulene, paraben, phthalate, methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE), trimethylbenzene, styrene, & xylene. See below for a full list of target metabolites.
Usually within 2 to 5 days of your sample arriving at the lab, receive secure electronic results on your device of choice.
Simple to understand results designed to help you identify potentially dangerous exposure to environmental pollutants.
Your individualized report ranks your exposure to 14 environmental toxin targets.
Our hospital-grade results help you consider limiting your exposure to certain environmental pollutants.
How It Works
Order Your Test
Order online with express delivery. In 1 to 2 days your kit will arrive in plain packaging, ensuring a confidential testing experience.
Collect Your Sample
Your kit contains everything you need to test from home. Simply collect your sample using the at-home testing kit and instructions. Then return free of charge to the lab with the provided prepaid shipping label.
Fast, Accurate Results
Typically you will receive electronic results within 2-5 days after receipt by the lab. Have complete trust in your lab report’s accuracy, as all 4U Health testing kits provide hospital-grade certified results.
Get Physician Support
We’ve got you covered! A licensed physician orders your test and reviews your results. When medically necessary, our clinicians provide post-testing support to help you maximize our laboratory services.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s Included in the At-Home Environmental Pollutants Test Kit?
You’ll receive everything you need in order to self-collect your test specimen!
• Pre-paid shipping both ways
• Easy to follow instructions
• An at-home urine collection kit with all supplies
• Return envelope to mail sample to the lab for testing
• Electronic passcode-protected results, available for viewing from your phone or computer
• Printable report to share with your doctor
• Help along the way if you need it
What is benzene?
Benzene is a chemical found in gasoline and other products. Short-term exposure to high levels of benzene can cause dizziness, headaches, and unconsciousness. Long-term exposure to benzene may increase the risk of leukemia and other cancers.
What are parabens?
Parabens are a group of chemicals used as preservatives in cosmetics and personal care products. Short-term exposure to high levels of parabens is not expected to cause adverse health effects. There is limited information available on the long-term health effects of parabens, but you may want to consider limiting your exposure to a large quantity of parabens.
What is phthalate?
Phthalates are a group of chemicals used in a variety of products, including plastics, fragrances, and personal care products. Short-term exposure to high levels of phthalates can cause irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat. Long-term exposure to certain phthalates may affect the reproductive system and may increase the risk of cancer.
What is methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE)?
Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) is a chemical used as a fuel additive. Short-term exposure to high levels of MTBE can cause dizziness, headaches, and nausea. Long-term exposure to MTBE may affect the central nervous system and may increase the risk of cancer.
What is styrene?
Styrene is a chemical found in plastics, resins, and rubber. Short-term exposure to high levels of styrene can cause dizziness, fatigue, and irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat. Long-term exposure to styrene may affect the nervous system and may increase the risk of leukemia.
What is toulene?
Toluene is a chemical found in paints, adhesives, and other products. Short-term exposure to high levels of toluene can cause dizziness, headaches, and fatigue. Long-term exposure to toluene may affect the nervous system and cause hearing loss.
What is trimethylbenzene?
Trimethylbenzene is a chemical found in some solvents and fuels. Short-term exposure to high levels of trimethylbenzene can cause dizziness, headaches, and irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat. There is limited information available on the long-term health effects of trimethylbenzene.
What is xylene?
Xylene is a chemical found in gasoline and other products. Short-term exposure to high levels of xylene can cause dizziness, headaches, and irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat. Long-term exposure to xylene may affect the liver and kidneys.
What will my test results show me?
Your food allergy results will show your IgE antibody reactivity to a list of 44 common foods. A stronger reaction to a particular food increases the likelihood and severity of a food allergy.
Please note it is also possible that elevated levels with some foods may not cause symptoms. As such, an IgE level is not a standalone definitive diagnosis. Only your doctor can definitively diagnose a food allergy by considering your test results, symptoms, and complete medical history.
However, you know your body best and how well you feel. You can use your results to attempt a targeted elimination diet to confirm if identified foods are the source of your symptoms.
Who should not take this test?
This test is not intended for the following individuals:
• History of eating disorders:For people with a history of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating, or any other related eating disorder, it is not recommended to utilize the test as part of a food elimination diet without the supervision of an attending physician.
• Pregnant or breastfeeding women: Expectant and nursing women have specific nutritional needs. For this reason, they should not utilize this test as part of an elimination diet without the supervision of a healthcare provider or nutritionist.
• Specimens collected in New York State: This test is not available for patient self-collection in NY.
• Children under 2-years-old: The test taker must be 2+ years old.
Can I buy now and use this test later?
Test now or within one year of purchase. This kit has a guaranteed expiration date of at least 12 months. That’s great news if you are buying more than one test to recheck yourself in the future or gifting to a friend or family member for later use.
Can I gift this test to a friend or family member?
All 4U Health tests are eligible for gifting. In fact, they make great presents. The recipient who receives your gift will simply open the kit, register it, and follow the collection instructions. Within a few days of sending to the lab, your friend or family member will receive secure electronic HIPAA compliant results all thanks to your generosity.
Where is my lab test performed?
4U Health tests meet national standards and are as accurate as services provided in a doctor’s office or hospital. We only work with the highest quality CLIA certified laboratories and health experts. All testing complies with state and federal regulations. And our clinicians provide medical oversight throughout the entire process.
How is my privacy protected?
Rest assured; HIPAA security standards protect your data every step of the way while determining your food intolerances. Keeping your confidential data secure is our number one priority. We only share your information when required to deliver our products and services or where we are legally obligated to do so. Your results are securely protected and available for review in your online portal; always secure but easily accessible only to you.
Will my Environmental Pollutants Test be covered by insurance?
Pay upfront and receive no surprise medical bills. 4U Health is not enrolled in Medicare or any other private insurance network. This test is not eligible for Medicare or any other federal or state-funded insurance program reimbursement.
Still have questions about the test?
So you still have unanswered questions. No worries, we’d love to hear from you. Reach us by e-mail, phone or chat and we will do our best to provide answers so you can determine if this is the best test for you or your child.