Simple Silicone Wristband Measures 1400+ Chemicals
- July 2, 2015
-- Breathe in, Breathe out. Wash your hair and take a walk outside. With every breath or step you take you are exposed to your environment—
to the chemicals around you. Have you ever wondered which chemicals you are exposed to in your everyday life? Until today, you couldn’t measure your personal exposure to those invisible chemicals.
MyExposome ( www.myexposome.com)
has designed a new patent-pending technology, originally developed at Oregon State University, which answers your critical questions about the chemicals in your environment. The monitors are surprisingly simple: silicone wristbands, such as the ones worn in support of various causes, are specially prepared to act as a sponge to absorb hundreds of different chemicals in our environment—
the air, water, and even personal care products. MyExposome then uses multi-million dollar state-of–the-
art technology to analyze your wristband to determine if you were exposed to any of over 1400 chemicals.
“We created this company to bring the ability to know your chemical exposure to the general public,” says Marc Epstein, CEO of MyExposome. “Right now the scientific community is using this technology to monitor chemical exposure in segmented groups. We wanted to bring this cutting edge technology to the individual—to make the invisible visible.” MyExposome is launching a Kickstarter campaign (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/540997591/know-your-personal-chemical-exposure
) to illuminate the presence of chemicals in our everyday environment.