All 26 chemicals detected by the wristbands

Combustion by-products

Chemicals formed from the incomplete burning of coal, oil, gas, garbage, or other organic substances. Both chemicals detected in this category are polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).

Flame retardants

Chemicals added to a variety of materials, including textiles, electronics, plastics, and foam to reduce flammability.


Chemicals with an inherent scent. These chemicals are often added to personal care products, cleaning products, food products, and more.


Chemicals designed to kill, repel, or mitigate any pest (insects, rodents, weeds, fungi, and microorganisms). This category excludes antimicrobials (i.e., preservatives) designed for use in personal care products.


Chemicals used to provide flexibility and durability to plastics, such as polyvinylchloride (PVC). This category is composed of phthalate chemicals, which are added a variety of products including construction materials, personal care products, toys, food packaging, and medical devices.


Chemicals frequently added to personal care products (e.g., lotions, shampoos, cosmetics, sunscreens) to inhibit the growth of microorganisms including yeast and bacteria. Preservatives are also used in household cleaners and food.


Chemicals not otherwise categorized.

Note: Chemicals are categorized by their primary function. Many chemicals have several functions.