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Detox: Générations Futures launches new campaign on chemical pollutants

On the occasion of the launch of a new campaign on chemical pollutants, Générations Futures is publishing the results of a groundbreaking survey on the presence of organic pollutants and heavy metals in the hair of its team and that of children.

New analytical methods now make it possible to better characterise the toxic impregnation of people by detecting almost 1,800 organic pollutants and more than 40 inorganic pollutants (heavy metals). These new tests proposed by toxSeek© have enabled the Générations Futures team, as well as around forty children of the association's supporters, to have a hair sample analysed.


A wide variety of pollutants potentially dangerous to health were found in all the people analysed. The presence of pesticides and their metabolites (several of which are banned in France and Europe), biocides, plasticizers, including numerous synthetic intermediates, flame retardants, drugs, strontium, titanium, mercury, etc. were thus found at the alert level in these analyses.


These results confirm that our organisms are contaminated by a cocktail of pollutants, organic or not, outside the various families of pesticides frequently identified during analyses.

We also learn:

Contamination by what is called "synthesis intermediates":

Our organisms are polluted by chemical compounds that are not directly marketed but are used in the synthesis of other products;

Pesticides and their metabolites banned for use in France, and often in Europe:

This raises the question of the presence in our food of pesticide residues that are banned, often for reasons of dangerousness, but which are nevertheless tolerated on our plates and probably come from food imported from outside the European Union;

The presence of numerous metallic trace elements in significant concentrations:

Among them is Titanium dioxide, which is present in a large number of samples tested.