The Human Exposome

You are exposed to several chemicals in your daily environment — through the food and water you consume, the air you breathe, the products you use and other lifestyle factors. These exposures to environmental chemicals begin from the moment you are conceived and continue throughout your life. Your exposome is a measure of all your exposures (environment and lifestyle) over your lifetime. It interacts with your genome (genetic information) to determine your health. Given the same environmental exposures, people may respond differently depending on their genetic make-up.

Million Marker utilizes targeted metabolomics (study of small molecules that are involved in metabolism) and personal exposure analysis to allow individuals to measure and track their own exposures over time. Starting with a few biomarkers of environmental exposures, our vision is to discover over a MILLION MARKERs to inform and improve individual health outcomes and advance precision medicine.