Pesticides & Heavy Metals Detected by MyDx

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If your test result is a “FAIL”, there is a high probability your sample contains sufficient toxic chemicals (based on the panel we test for below) that would exceed the US Military Exposure Guideline for Safety, as defined below.Screen Shot 2016-09-21 at 11.50.28 AM


Pesticide MyDx Current Limit of Detection (PPM) Chemical Risks/Side Effects on People Most commonly found in the following Pesticide products References
1 Aldicarb 3

muscarinic signs (tightness in chest and difficulty breathing, increased bronchial secretions, sweating, and salivation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, miosis, involuntary urination) Nicotinic signs ( fatigue, weakness, cramps, high blood pressure and hyperglycemia)

watermelon, beet, strawberries, potatoes, onions, soya, hops, citrus fruit, bananas, coffee, sorghum, pecans, cotton, and cane sugar

2 Aziniphos (Aziniphos methyl) 10 respiratory affects: (bloody and runny nose, coughing, chest discomfort, short breathe) skin contact affects: (localized sweating and involuntary muscle contraction,) eye contact affects: (pain, bleeding, tears, pupil constriction, blurred vision) continuous exposure:( nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, headache, dizziness, confusion) severe poisoning: ( affects central nervous system, producing incoordination, slurred speech, loss of refluxes, weakness, fatigue, paralysis of the body extremities, irregular heart beats, unconsciousness, convulsions and coma.) wide variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts, field crops, tobacco, forest and shade trees — In California: (apples, pears, cherries, walnuts)

3 Acephate >100 nausea, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, shaking, sweating, rapid heart rate, dizziness, confusion berry fruits, citrus, avocados, lettuce, potatoes, carrots, celery, peppers, tomatoes, cotton plants

4 Buprofezin >100 not acutely toxic, however moderate eye and skin irritation could be caused by direct contact. pistachios, table and raisin grapes, pomegranates, cotton, almonds, oranges, wine grapes, tangerines, strawberries, broccoli, peaches, nectarines, cauliflower, head lettuce, plums, tomatoes, olives, cabbage, cantaloupe, celery, bell peppers, greenhouse plants, watermelons, melons, prunes, pumpkins, cherries, lemons, apricots, walnuts, lettuce

5 Cadusafos 50 This chemical has no U.S. registrations and only one import tolerance on bananas. Cadusafos-treated bananas do not pose risk concerns. bananas, citrus, maize, potatoes, sugarcane and
6 Carbaryl 25 nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, coma, difficulty breathing, irritation and burn, stomach cramps corn, soybean, cotton, citruses, pears, nuts
7 Carbofuran 0.5 nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, sweating, diarrhea, excessive salivation, weakness, imbalance, blurred vision, breathing difficulty, increased blood pressure, incontinence alfalfa, rice
9 Cartap hydrochloride 25 nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, sweating, salivation and blurred vision rice, sugarcane and
10 Chloropyriphos 100 dizziness, headache, loose motions, increased urination and salivation. Excessive ingestion could lead to paralysis, convulsions, and even death. corn, apple, grapes, beets, wheat, cotton, peanuts and vegetables
11 Β-Cyfluthrin >100 eye irritation, itching, burning, stinging of the skin cotton, turf, ornamentals, hops, cereal, corn, peanuts, potatoes, deciduous fruits
12 Diazinon 75 nausea, dizziness, confusion, weakness, headaches, tightness in the chest, blurred vision, nonreactive pinpint pupils, salivation, sweating, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, slurred speech rice, fruit trees, sugarcane, corn, tobacco, potatoes, and horticultural plants

13 Dichlorvos 0.1 ingestion of this chemical may cause nausea, vomiting, restlessness, sweating, and muscle tremors, and in large quantities it may cause coma, inability to breathe, and death. pest strips and pet collars, stored products (mushroom houses and poultry houses, protected ornamentals, protected vegetables and herbs and brassica seedlings) vegetables, deciduous fruits, rice, plantation crops such as cotton, coffee, tea, cacao, banana, tobacco and spices. and

14 Dicrotophos >100 extremely toxic, could cause nausea, dizziness, confusion,, respiratory paralysis and death. coffee, cotton, rice, apples

15 Diflubenzuron >100 contact may cause burns to skin and eyes. inhalation has damaging effect on the lungs. dizziness and suffocation will result from its vapor. cattle, citrus, cotton, mushrooms, ornamentals, standing water, forestry trees

16 Dimethoate >100 redness of eye, abdominal and muscle cramps, convulsions, diarrhea, vomiting, unconsciousness, dizziness, sweating, laboured breathing, nausea, weakness, excessive salivation. ornamental plants, alfalfa, apples, corn, cotton, grapefruit, grapes, lemons, melons, oranges, pears, pecans, safflower, sorghum, soybeans, tangerines, tobacco, tomatoes, watermelons, wheat

17 Dipterex 25 eye irritation, dermal irritation and sensitization canola, cereal crops, grass seed crops, legumes, linseed, lupins, luceme, maize, pastures, rice, safflower, sorghum, soybeans, sunflowers, tobacco, avocado, guava, macadamia, grapevines, passionfruit, berries, dried fruits, beans, celery, lettuce, peas, potatoes, tomatoes

18 Ethyl Parathion >100 irritations of eyes, skin, respiratory system, headache, chest tightness, wheezing, laryngeal spasm, salivation, cyanosis, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, sweating, muscle fasciculation, lassitude, paralysis, dizziness, confusion, ataxia, convulsions, coma, low blood pressure alfalfa, barley, corn, cotton, sorghum, soybeans, sunflowers, wheat

19 Fenamiphos 1 breathing difficulty, diarrhea, urination, slowness of the heart, muscle twitching and tremors tobacco, cocoa, turf, bananas, pineapples, citrus
20 Fenthion >100 nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, salivation, headache, dizziness, lassitude, rhinorrhea, chest tightness, blurred vision, cardiac irregularities,, muscle fascinculation, dyspnea, miosis rice, cotton, citrus

21 Isocarbophos >100 excessive salivation, sweating, tearing, respiratory depression, vomiting, diarrhea, fluid in lungs, tightness in chest, weakness, tremor, incoordination apples, pears, rice, cotton

22 Isofenphos-methyl 75 respiratory tract irritant, eye irritant, skin irritant, skin sensitiser, phototoxicant turf, ornamental trees and shrubs, corn, maize, carrots

23 Malaoxon 1 chlonesterase inhibition, miosis, frontal headache, increased bronchial secretion, nausea, vomiting, sweating, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, lacrimation, increased salivation, bradycardia, cyanosis and muscular twitching of the eyelids, tongue, face and neck
24 Malathion >100 numbness, tingling sensations, headache, dizziness, tremor, nausea, abdominal cramps, sweating, incoordination, blurred vision, difficulty breathing or respiratory depression, slow heartbeat alfalfa, clover, cereal crops, cotton, safflower, soybeans, sugar beets, corn, beans, blueberries, stored grain
25 Methamidophos 100 Inhalation: (dizziness, sweating, laboured breathing, unconsciousness, weakness, pupillary constriction, muscle cramps, excessive salivation) Eye contact (pain, redness, blurred vision) Ingestion: (abdominal cramps, convulsions, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, muscle twitching) broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, grapes, celery, sugar beets, cotton, tobacco, potatoes

26 Methyl Parathion >100 headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, tremors, blurred vision, difficulty breathing cotton, soybean, vegetable fields
27 Monocrotophos >100 excessive sweating, headache, weakness, giddiness, nausea, vomiting, hypersalivation, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, blurred vision, slurred speech potatoes, tomatoes, cotton, sugarcane, peanuts, ornamentals, tobacco NOTE: (its use has been discontinued in the United States in 1988)

29 Omethoate 100 excessive salivation, sweating, rhinorrhea and tearing, muscle twitching, weakness, tremor, incoordination, headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, respiratory depression, tightness in chest, wheezing, productive cough, fluid in lungs, blurred or dark vision citrus, melons, leaf greens, ornamentals, alfalfa, wheat, cotton, corn and
30 Oxamyl 3 nausea, dizziness, confusion, headache, sweating, tearing, tremors, blurred vision apples, bananas, carrots, celery, citrus, cotton, cucumbers, eggplants, garlic, ginger, muskmelon, onion, peanuts, pears, peppers, peppermint, pineapple, plantains, potatoes, pumpkins, soybeans, spearmint, squash, sweet potatoes, tobacco, tomatoes, watermelons, yams, peach, cherry
31 Paraquat 50 burns to the mouth, acute respiratory distress, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, thirst, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, giddiness, headache, fever, muscle pain, lethargy, shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat, nosebleeds, skin fissures, peeling, burns, blistering, eye injuries, nail damage including discolouration and temporary nail loss coffee, cocoa, coconut, oil palms, rubber, bananas, vines, olives, tea, ornamental trees, alfalfa, onions, leeks, sugar beet, asparagus, cotton, hops, pineapples, sugar cane, soybeans, sunflower

32 Phosmet >100 redness of eyes, pupillary constriction, muscle cramp, excessive salivation, sweating, nausea, dizziness, laboured breathing, weakness, abdominal cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions, unconsciousness walnuts, peaches, nectarines, apples, plums

33 Phoxim 25 excessive sweating, headache, weakness, giddiness, nausea, vomiting, stomach pains, blurred vision, slurred speech, muscle twitching crop, wheat, cotton, vegetable, tobacco, corn

34 Pirimicarb >100 malaise, muscle weakness, dizziness, sweating, headache, salivation, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, central nervous system depression and pulmonary edema apples, blueberries, citrus, strawberries, artichoke, asparagus, beetroot, beans, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, leeks, lettuce, peas, potatoes, radish, tomatoes, shallots spinach, watercress, canola, cotton, winter cereals

35 Profenofos 5 headache, fatigue, faintness, giddiness, excessive sweating, nausea, abdominal pains, vomiting, diarrhea, tightness of chest, anxiety, blurred vision, muscle twitching, respiratory distress, coma cotton, citrus, potatoes, rice, maize, sugar beet, soybeans, vegetables, tobacco, oil seeds

36 Thiodicarb 10 abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, salivation, headache, dizziness, sweating, muscle weakness celery, head lettuce, corn, leaf lettuce, swiss chard
37 Thiosultap >100 skin irritation, eye irritation, respiratory tract irritation rice
38 Trichlorfon 25 sweating, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, pupillary constriction, muscle cramp, excessive salivation, laboured breathing, convulsions, unconsciousness, blurred vision used on lawn and golf courses, turf farms, ornamental shrubs and plants


Heavy Metal Limit of Detection (PPM) Chemical Risks/Side Effects Most commonly found in the following Pesticide products Source of Info
1 Cadmium >100 diarrhea, stomach pains, severe vomiting, bone fracture, reproductive failure, damage to the central nervous system, damage to the immune system, psychological disorders, possibly DNA damage and cancer development colour pigments, alloys, rechargable nickel-cadmium batteries, phosphate fertilizers, cigarette, liver, kidney, mushrooms, shelfish, mussels, cocoa powder, dried seaweed, tobacco, rice and other cereal grains, potatoes and and
2 Copper >100 nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, anemia, kidney and liver damage

Short term exposure: Gastrointestinal distress

Long term exposure: Liver or kidney damage

People with Wilson’s Disease should consult their personal doctor if the amount of copper in their water exceeds the action level

wire, pipes and sheet metal, fossil and fuel combustion, water pipes, bath fixture, oysters and other shellfish, whole grains, beans, nuts, potatoes, kidneys, liver, prunes, cocoa, black pepper, yeast

Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits and
3 Lead >100 peripheral neuropathy, fatigue, irritability, impaired concentration, hearing loss, wrist/foot drop, seizures, encephalopathy, nausea, dyspepsia, constipation, colic, gingival tissue, miscarriage, reduced sperm count and motility, abnormal sperm, anemia, hypertension

Adults: Kidney problems; high blood pressure

Infants and children: Delays in physical or mental development; children could show slight deficits in attention span and learning abilities

paints, cosmetics, food containers, pipes, fixtures, solder, pipe fittings, plumbing fittings, brass or chrome-plated brass faucets and fixtures with lead solder, pigments for glazing ceramics and


4 Mercury >100 loss of peripheral vision, lack of coordination of movements, impairment of speech, hearing, walking, muscle weakness, “pins and needles” feelings in hands, feet and around the mouth, tremors, emotional changes, insomnia, neuromuscular changes, headache, disturbance in sensations, changes in nerve responses, skin rashes and dermatitis, memory loss fish, shark, tuna, shellfish, thermometers, thermostats, blood-pressure cuffs, barometers, fluorescent lamps, mecurochrome, auto switches, pressure gauges, button-cell batteries, paints, light-up tennis shoes, fungicides for seeds and turf, dental amalgam and
5 Zinc >100 nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach cramps, diarrhea, headache oysters, red meat, poultry, crab, lobsters, beans, nuts, whole grains, dairy products


If your results failed, this means the sample tested contains one of more of the above toxic chemicals above the exposure limit for safety.

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