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ELISA kits for detecting Industrial chemicals
New line of products for detection of environmental pollutants. The kits utilize the sensitive ELISA technology to detect surfactants, PCB's, melamine and other industrial chemicals at a low concentration without complicated sample preparation. Exposure to Phthalates occurs through consumption of foods and drinks prepared or stored in Phthalate containing plastic containers or packaging, the use of Phthalate containing personal care products or products stored in Phthalate containing plastic packaging, from Phthalate containing pharmaceuticals, or from breathing contaminated dust. Concern regarding possible adverse effects from exposure to Phthalates, including endocrine disruption (linked to obesity and insulin resistance), allergies and asthma in children, low birth weight and premature delivery, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and cancer, have led to regulations and/or bans on the use of certain Phthalates in various products in a number of countries. In the United States, amounts greater than 0.1% of the Phthalates Di(2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate (DEHP), Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), and Benzyl Butyl Phthalate (BBP) have been banned in all children’s toys and also in care items used to facilitate sleeping, feeding, or teething for children up to 3 years old. These care items include sleepwear, bottles, cups, utensils, bibs, pacifiers, and teething items. An interim ban has also been established for Diisononyl Phthalate (DINP), Diisodecyl Phthalate (DIDP), and Di-n-octyl Phalate (DnOP) in levels greater than 0.1% in any children’s toys which can be placed in a child’s mouth as well as in care items used to facilitate sleeping, feeding, or teething for children up to 3 years old. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has also placed regulatory limits on the amount of DEHP, the most commonly used Phthalate, in drinking water. The maximum contaminant level (MCL) for DEHP in drinking water is 6 ppb.
The main application areas for Biosense products are chemical toxicological testing, environmental monitoring, and food safety control globally.
Biosense' standardized solutions for analyzing endocrine disrupting effects of compounds are designed to comply to international and governmental guidelines (OECD, US EPA, JEA).