Want to know your body's exposure to environmental chemicals? You'll need a fair amount of blood, a high-powered lab, and about $10,000.
Or you can take this quiz.
Of course, no questionnaire can assess your body burden. Only extensive and expensive lab analysis can.
But we'll hazard a guess. Questions are culled from a review of scientific articles and interviews conducted by the Oakland Tribune. This quiz attempts only to help you estimate your potential exposure to a handful of everyday environmental chemicals ubiquitous in the environment. Many, many more are out there.
Questions focus on how these compounds MAY get into our body, where we MAY encounter them in our environments, and scientists' best guess of most likely pathways .
It is meant to serve only as an educated guess, not as the final word on your health.
Please answer every question. Results cannot be scored unless every question (there are 35) is answered completely.