Our cumulative environmental exposures i.e. the exposome, are responsible for as much as 70% of chronic disease risk.
Yet if you ask your doctor about what you can do about this, chances are they won’t know what to tell you beyond general guidance on eating right, exercising and staying “healthy”. While this may be generally the right advice, it is neither very personalized nor is it very satisfying.
There are tests that you can order today that give you precise information about your genetics and ancestry, which you can do nothing to change. Yet there are shockingly few tools available that let you understand which environmental chemicals your body has been exposed to and what you can do about it.
We have asked ourselves questions about how our environment and everyday choices impact our health.
I make every effort to eat right and minimize exposure to chemical pollutants. How do I know if it is working?
How is my choice of cosmetics affecting me? What about household and cleaning products?
Am I doing enough to ensure the safest, toxic-free environment for my baby?
What happens when I drink from plastic water bottles?
What’s all the fuss about BPA?
We created Million Marker to answer questions like this and many more. Our mission is to crowdsource biomonitoring to help people understand what’s in their body that shouldn’t be there and how to minimize their exposures. Together, we will be able to greatly advance our collective understanding of environmental exposures, their sources and health effects.