Environmental toxins may come from a variety of sources such as car emissions, house hold products, cosmetics, even food like fish. Environmental toxins cause a great deal of health issues and research shows that they are a leading cause of many illnesses including mental health, autism, immune deficiencies, hormone imbalances, not to mention cardiac and neurological diseases.

It is critical to understand the link between environmental toxins and how they have a toll on your health. At Cascade Health Clinic we use Great Plains Laboratory’s GPL-TOX testing that screening 172 environmental toxins such as organophosphate pesticides, phthalates, benzene, xylene, vinyl chloride, pyrethroid insecticides, acrylamide, perchlorate, diphenyl phosphate, ethylene oxide, acrylonitrile, among many others. In addition, the GPL-TOX panel also includes Tiglylglycine (TG), which is a marker for mitochondrial disorders resulting from mutations of mitochondrial DNA.

Advantages of Environmental Toxins Testing

  • GPL-TOX looks for 172 environmental toxins with 18 different metabolites
  • GPL-TOX is done with spectrometry which will detect the smallest level of environmental toxins in the body as well as genetic and mitochondrial damage that other tests may miss
  • GPL-TOX includes thw Tiglyglycine panel, which a marker for mitochondrial damage – important in serious toxin exposure
  • GPL-TOX can be easily paired with other panels like the Organic Acids Test (OAT) and our Glyphosate Test to get a more comprehensive view

Environmental Toxins Research