From the air we breathe on the way home, to the food we eat and the cosmetics we use, our body absorbs different pollutants each day. These toxic chemicals burden our health, inducing disease and promoting aging processes.
Our body’s line of defense is detoxification enzymes that help us metabolize and get rid of these chemicals.
People differ in their detoxification capacities. While some people carry an efficient version of an enzyme, others carry a less active genetic version which makes them respond far worse when exposed to certain chemicals and pollutants.
▪ Endocrine disruptors that mimic your hormones
▪ Carcinogens promoting cancer
▪ Lead found in old houses, water pipes, playground facilities
▪ Benzene in gasoline fumes, solvents, paints
▪ Bisphenol-A in plastic food containers, toys, cans
▪ Phthalates in cosmetics, plastics, chewing gum
▪ Arsenic in water, rice
▪ Dioxin in fatty foods
▪ Acrylamide in pastries, fast food, french fries and coffee
▪ Mercury in fish, cosmetics and dental fillings
▪ Pesticides and herbicides in food and water
▪ Additional pollutants
Why are some people more sensitive to pollutants? The answer exists within our DNA. For some people, their DNA enables powerful detoxification but for other people, detoxification doesn't work as well.
By analyzing your DNA, this app calculates your body's ability to detoxify specific pollutants. The app also identifies the specific pollutants that are likely to be most detrimental to your health. While you can't avoid all pollutants, the personalized insights provided by this app will enable you to aggressively avoid pollutants that may cause you the most harm.
The app analyzes dozens of genes and enzymes responsible for metabolizing toxic agents, chemicals and pollutants.
|Test Compatibility||Format Compatibility|
|Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS)||FASTQ|
|Genes for Good||GVCF|
|Toolbox Genomics||gz and zip compressed files|
|Veritas Genetics||almost all other genetic data formats|
|Human Longevity Inc. (HLI)|
|Thermo Fisher / Affymetrix|
|almost all other genetic tests|
Toxic chemicals are everywhere. They challenge everyone’s health, although some are extra sensitive (or extra resistant!).
Some of us have genes that code for efficient detoxification enzymes, while others have to settle for less active enzymes. This is part of the genetic variation that makes us different from each other. Genetic variation is what makes us look different, and what makes our body act a bit different in various small ways.
We can read a gene and understand how changes in its code will change the enzyme’s activity. Thanks to solid evidence from multiple biochemical and epidemiological studies, we can anticipate how a genetic variant changes a biochemical response or an organ’s performance.
After analyzing the genetic code of enzymes responsible for metabolizing different toxic agents, we present you with the chemicals you should avoid, or at least reduce your exposure to. We advise how to avoid or reduce exposure, and which nutritional and lifestyle habits can help your body cope better with each chemical.
GeneInformed, the developer of the GeneVironment app, was established by researchers who firmly believe it’s time to share the fruits of genetic knowledge with the general public. Our goal is to provide meaningful genetic analysis that helps in optimizing health and wellness. To that end, we constantly review the current scientific literature for quality studies that add to the expanding and exciting human knowledge on genes and the traits affected by them.
Our team of experienced geneticists, doctors and experts in nutrition, sports genetics, biostatistics, dermatology, toxicology and pharmacology has developed the company’s products for the last six years. We integrate some of our original research with up-to-date scientific literature, and use bioinformatic tools to provide you with the best scientifically-based recommendations to fit your DNA.
As scientists around the world publish multitudes of human genetic studies each year, we follow a rigorous quality assurance process to sift through the large data sets. We make sure that each of our tests is evidence-based, and the interpretations we provide are based on statistically-sound studies with large cohorts.
These days there is an abundance of Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) and meta-analysis studies that pool as much as half a million individuals (!), solidly associating a SNP with an affected trait. In any case, our standard statistical significance level is of P-value of 5% or better, with added Bonferroni correction when multiple factors are tested.
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