This Simple Wristband Reveals Your Body’s Chemical Load

by , 03/08/14
filed under: eco kids, Inhabitots

silicone wristbands, bracelet, chemical exposure, chemical toxins, chemical load, Pesticide Action Network, Inhabitots

You know those plastic bracelets people wear to show their support for cancer research and the like? Well now a new version has the potential to save lives in a different way. Health and environmental advocates can talk about the danger of our chemical-ridden world until they’re blue in the face, but few people take notice until it affects their health directly. Researchers at Oregon State University recently outfitted volunteers with a slightly modified version of those silicone bracelets for 30 days and then tested the wristbands for 1,200 chemical substances. What they found was eye opening. Find out what they found.


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