Test Your Hair for Glyphosate and other Pesticides

For the first time ever The Detox Project, working alongside Kudzu Science, is enabling the public to find out their long-term exposure to a range of the most used pesticides at home and in agriculture.

You will receive your kit and a prepaid envelope for sending your hair to Kudzu Science within 10-20 days of ordering your kit. You will also receive online results within 15-20 days of your Hair Sample being received by the Kudzu Science laboratory – Find the Testing Guide Here.

 

Please make sure you keep your ID number safe when you receive your kit, as this is the only way you will be able to find out your results.

 

Why has hair testing for pesticides not been available before?

Hair testing has been used in forensic science for the last 30 years and we are helping to bring this expertise in to the pesticide testing world – our knowledge of long-term pesticide exposure will now change forever.

It is only recently that new developments in laboratory technology and science have allowed pesticides to be tested accurately in hair.

Why are their pesticides in your hair?

The presence of pesticides in hair may result either from a significant and occasional exposure (known as acute exposure) or from exposure to low and regular doses from food, water or the environment (known as chronic exposure), or a combination of both.

Why should you test your hair for pesticides instead of your urine / blood?

Hair testing is now set to take over from urine and blood public pesticide testing for the following reasons:

  • Hair testing shows your exposure to pesticides over a period of 90-120 days, whereas urine only shows your exposure for approximately 14-21 days and blood testing shows your exposure for 2-3 days.
  • Easy collection
  • Easy transport
  • Easy storage
  • Enables continuous cost effective biomonitoring over a year: 4 samples vs 100 for blood vs 26 for urine

What method is being used for this testing?

Kudzu Science uses validated mass spectrometry methods to test your hair for pesticides.

What are the Limits of Detection (LODs) for this testing?

Please find the list of LODs (Limit of Detection) and LOQs (Limit of Quantification) for the other pesticides Kudzu Science are currently testing for in hair here.

For blood and urine the volume used for analysis is roughly 0.5 to 1 ml whereas for hair only 50 mg is needed (10 to 20 times less). Consequently, the Limits of Quantification (LOQ) are higher in hair than in blood or urine. However, compared to urine and blood, the concentration of pesticides is higher in hair, so the higher LOQ should not affect the accuracy of biomonitoring results.

Kudzu Science are constantly working to improve LODs and LOQs for the difficult molecules in their pesticide screens including 2-4,D and Dicamba.

Which peer-reviewed studies show that hair testing for pesticides is now reliable?

Why is The Detox Project promoting this testing?

The Detox Project aims to use this extraordinary new tool to change how the general public views pesticides – we can only do this by showing people how pesticides build up in their bodies over the long-term.

We also aim to introduce hair testing for pesticides to government regulators globally in an attempt to change their current bio-monitoring techniques which only show short-term exposure in urine or blood.

TESTING INSTRUCTIONS

You will receive your kit and a prepaid envelope for sending your hair to Kudzu Science within 10-20 days of ordering your kit. You will also receive online results within 15-20 days of your Hair Sample being received by the Kudzu Science laboratory – Find the Testing Guide Here.

 

Please make sure you keep your ID number safe when you receive your kit, as this is the only way you will be able to find out your results.

FAQs

 

Why has hair testing for pesticides not been available before?

Hair testing has been used in forensic science for the last 30 years and we are helping to bring this expertise in to the pesticide testing world – our knowledge of long-term pesticide exposure will now change forever.

It is only recently that new developments in laboratory technology and science have allowed pesticides to be tested accurately in hair.

Why are their pesticides in your hair?

The presence of pesticides in hair may result either from a significant and occasional exposure (known as acute exposure) or from exposure to low and regular doses from food, water or the environment (known as chronic exposure), or a combination of both.

Why should you test your hair for pesticides instead of your urine / blood?

Hair testing is now set to take over from urine and blood public pesticide testing for the following reasons:

  • Hair testing shows your exposure to pesticides over a period of 90-120 days, whereas urine only shows your exposure for approximately 14-21 days and blood testing shows your exposure for 2-3 days.
  • Easy collection
  • Easy transport
  • Easy storage
  • Enables continuous cost effective biomonitoring over a year: 4 samples vs 100 for blood vs 26 for urine

What method is being used for this testing?

Kudzu Science uses validated mass spectrometry methods to test your hair for pesticides.

What are the Limits of Detection (LODs) for this testing?

Please find the list of LODs (Limit of Detection) and LOQs (Limit of Quantification) for the other pesticides Kudzu Science are currently testing for in hair here.

For blood and urine the volume used for analysis is roughly 0.5 to 1 ml whereas for hair only 50 mg is needed (10 to 20 times less). Consequently, the Limits of Quantification (LOQ) are higher in hair than in blood or urine. However, compared to urine and blood, the concentration of pesticides is higher in hair, so the higher LOQ should not affect the accuracy of biomonitoring results.

Kudzu Science are constantly working to improve LODs and LOQs for the difficult molecules in their pesticide screens including 2-4,D and Dicamba.

Which peer-reviewed studies show that hair testing for pesticides is now reliable?

Why is The Detox Project promoting this testing?

The Detox Project aims to use this extraordinary new tool to change how the general public views pesticides – we can only do this by showing people how pesticides build up in their bodies over the long-term.

We also aim to introduce hair testing for pesticides to government regulators globally in an attempt to change their current bio-monitoring techniques which only show short-term exposure in urine or blood.

Select A Kit:

You will be buying the kits directly from Kudzu Science.

 

You must agree to these terms of use before selecting a kit.

Which Pesticides are included?

Glyphosate, AMPA, Glufosinate

Pesticides in Hair

Which Pesticides are included?

4,4′-DDD, 4,4′-DDE, 4,4′-DDT, Acetamiprid, Aldrin, Allethrin, Alpha Hexachlorocyclohexane, Beta hexachlorocyclohexane, Alpha Chlordane, Gamma Chlordane, Cypermethrine, Deltamethrin, Dieldrin, Alpha Endosulfan, Beta Endosulfan, Endosulfan sulfate, Endrin, Fipronil, Fipronil sulfone, Lindane, Heptachlor, Heptachlor epoxide cis, Heptachlor epoxide trans, Hexachlorobutadiene, Imidacloprid, Mirex, Permethrin, Piperonyl butoxide, Tetramethrin, Transfluthrin.

Which Pesticides are included?

Acephate, Acetochlor, Alachlor, Atrazine, Azoxystrobin, Boscalid, Chlorpyrifos-methyl, Chlorpyrifos-ethyl, Cypermethrin, Cyprodinil, Diazinon, Diflufenican, Dimethomorph, Diuron, Epoxiconazole, Iprovalicarb, Isoxaben, Malathion, Metalaxyl, Metolachlor, Pendimethalin, Permethrin, Piperonyl butoxide, Propiconazole, Propoxur, Pyraclostrobin, Pyrimethanil, Simazine, Spiroxamine, Tebuconazole, Trifloxystrobin, Trifluralin.

Which Pesticides are included?

Glyphosate, AMPA, Glufosinate, Acephate, Acetochlor, Alachlor, Atrazine, Azoxystrobin, Boscalid, Chlorpyrifos-methyl, Chlorpyrifos-ethyl, Cypermethrin, Cyprodinil, Diazinon, Diflufenican, Dimethomorph, Diuron, Epoxiconazole, Iprovalicarb, Isoxaben, Malathion, Metalaxyl, Metolachlor, Pendimethalin, Permethrin, Piperonyl butoxide, Propiconazole, Propoxur, Pyraclostrobin, Pyrimethanil, Simazine, Spiroxamine, Tebuconazole, Trifloxystrobin, Trifluralin.

Which Pesticides are included?

Acephate, Acetochlor, Alachlor, Atrazine, Azoxystrobin, Boscalid, Chlorpyrifos-methyl, Chlorpyrifos-ethyl, Cypermethrin, Cyprodinil, Diazinon, Diflufenican, Dimethomorph, Diuron, Epoxiconazole, Iprovalicarb, Isoxaben, Malathion, Metalaxyl, Metolachlor, Pendimethalin, Permethrin, Propiconazole, Pyraclostrobin, Pyrimethanil, Simazine, Spiroxamine, Tebuconazole, Trifloxystrobin, Trifluralin, 4,4′-DDD, 4,4′-DDE, 4,4′-DDT, Acetamiprid, Aldrin, Allethrin, Alpha hexachlorocyclohexane, Beta hexachlorocyclohexane, Alpha Chlordane, Gamma Chlordane, Deltamethrin, Dieldrin, Alpha Endosulfan, Beta Endosulfan, Endosulfan sulfate, Endrin, Fipronil, Fipronil sulfone, Lindane, Heptachlor, Heptachlor epoxide cis, Heptachlor epoxide trans, Hexachlorobutadiene, Imidacloprid, Mirex, Piperonyl butoxide, Propoxur, Tetramethrin, Transfluthrin.

Which Pesticides are included?

Glyphosate, AMPA, Glufosinate, Acephate, Acetochlor, Alachlor, Atrazine, Azoxystrobin, Boscalid, Chlorpyrifos-methyl, Chlorpyrifos-ethyl, Cypermethrin, Cyprodinil, Diazinon, Diflufenican, Dimethomorph, Diuron, Epoxiconazole, Iprovalicarb, Isoxaben, Malathion, Metalaxyl, Metolachlor, Pendimethalin, Permethrin, Propiconazole, Pyraclostrobin, Pyrimethanil, Simazine, Spiroxamine, Tebuconazole, Trifloxystrobin, Trifluralin, 4,4′-DDD, 4,4′-DDE, 4,4′-DDT, Acetamiprid, Aldrin, Allethrin, Alpha hexachlorocyclohexane, Beta hexachlorocyclohexane, Alpha Chlordane, Gamma Chlordane, Deltamethrin, Dieldrin, Alpha Endosulfan, Beta Endosulfan, Endosulfan sulfate, Endrin, Fipronil, Fipronil sulfone, Lindane, Heptachlor, Heptachlor epoxide cis, Heptachlor epoxide trans, Hexachlorobutadiene, Imidacloprid, Mirex, Piperonyl butoxide, Propoxur, Tetramethrin, Transfluthrin.

Disclaimer: The Detox Project is the exclusive promoter of the Kudzu Science hair testing for pesticides. The Detox Project is not performing the laboratory testing on samples or receiving the payment for testing, therefore we have no liability for the results of the testing themselves, or how the results of this testing are used, or for payments made to Kudzu Science by testing participants. The Detox Project cannot supply refunds, as we do not receive the payments for this testing – please request refunds from Kudzu Science directly.

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