San Diego, CA (PressExposure) May 11, 2009 -- Following its successful product launch in March, LeadConfirm Professional, the first and only non-invasive and oral-based lead testing product [http://www.leadtestconfirm.com] in the market today, is now available to more doctors and health care professionals through a wider online distribution base. This was reported earlier by Confirm BioSciences, the developer of the testing product.
Buyers in the health care industry and other parties who want to be able to get LeadConfirm Professional more conveniently now have many choices as to where to purchase lead test kit [http://information.leadtestconfirm.com/list-of-retailers]. Reputable online stores such as Drugstore.com, Overstock.com, Amazon.com and TestCountry.com now carry LeadConfirm Professional in their catalogs.
Representatives from Confirm BioSciences stated that the decision to open LeadConfirm professional to a broader distribution base was made out of the publicâs need for better products for testing lead.
Said Zeynep Ilgaz, President and CEO of Confirm Biosciences: âThere is a tremendous need for this product, as lead poisoning is a major issue in our society.â
Ms. Ilgaz, who is also a mother of two, added, âThis test will be available to the professional market and through doctorâs offices for individuals who would like to have their lead levels checked.â
Statistics from the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration back up this need for more accessible lead testing products such as LeadConfirm Professional. In the United States alone, there are more than a million workers in at least 100 different jobs who are exposed to lead on a daily basis. These include people employed in manufacturing plants making ceramic tiles and batteries, as well as people working as mechanics, welders, painters and many others.
The possibility of high levels of lead exposure [http://www.testcountry.org/lead-testing-why-and-how.htm] is not limited to people in manufacturing and related service jobs alone. Even children staying at home can be affected with industrial levels of lead in their body. They could get it from urban dust, from food, and from breathing lead particles in the air.
Lead exposure is particularly dangerous for children. It can result in their developing anemia, attention deficit disorders, learning disabilities, speech delays, renal and neurological damage, hearing loss, mental retardation, stunted growth and other similar ailments.
Typical lead testing products often require blood samples from the patient. This can be difficult if the patient is a child. Researchers from the Department of Health in North Carolina proved that saliva tests are just as effective as blood tests in examining lead levels in a personâs system.
About Confirm BioSciences Confirm BioSciences is a provider of diagnostic drugs of abuse and health test kits. The company is privately held and based in San Diego. For more information, visit www.confirmbiosciences.com.
Contact: Janet Russell Confirm Biosciences 888-526-6347