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Study Participants

Fire Retardants in Toddlers and Their Mothers: Study Participants

September 4, 2008

Environmental Working Group's study of fire retardants in toddlers and their mothers included 20 families from 16 cities in 11 U.S. states. Many of our study participants are pictured below.

Key:
Mother's PBDE level (ppb)
Child's PBDE level (ppb)
ppb = parts per billion in blood lipids


   
 
20 Moms [average PBDE level = 25 ppb]
20 children
[average PBDE level = 62 ppb]
children's ages =
1 to 4
  Maija [63 ppb] &
Eva [84 ppb]
Taos, NM
Attorney
Eva's age = 2
  Tess [12 ppb] &
Nicolas [26 ppb]
Portland, OR
Lecturer in Microbiology
Nicolas' age = 3
 
   
 
Laura [12 ppb] &
Naomi [79 ppb] &
Lea [not tested]
Boston, MA
Urban Planner
Naomi's age = 4
  Teri [16 ppb] &
Natalie [25 ppb]
San Francisco, CA
Attorney
Natalie's age = 3.5
  Tracy [24 ppb] &
Zade [82 ppb]
Missoula, MT
Registered Nurse
Zade's age = 2
 
   
 
Kristi [results not disclosed] &
Stella [results not disclosed]
San Francisco, CA
Director of Communications, Forest Ethics
Stella's age = 2.5
  Katrina [17 ppb] & Ruby [113 ppb]
Oakland, CA
Web Designer
Ruby's age = 4
  Greta [74 ppb] & Tavin [71 ppb]
Seattle, WA
Stay at Home Mom
Tavin's age = 3.5
 
   
 
Bronwyn [13 ppb] & Teo [69 ppb]
Riverside, CA
Assistant Professor
Teo's age = 2
  Hillary [16 ppb] &
Brynn [54 ppb]
Colorado Springs, CO
Lecturer
Brynn's age = 4
  Susan [17 ppb] &
Louis [54 ppb] & Ella [not tested]
Washington, DC
Non-Profit Fundraiser
Louis' age = 4
 
   
 
Laurie [22 ppb] &
Conner [36 ppb]
Missoula, MT
University Faculty
Conner's age = 3.5
  Erika [19 ppb] & Hannelore [37 ppb] Seattle, WA
Staff Scientist, Washington Toxics Coalition
Hannelore's age = 3.5
  Mary [31 ppb] &
Olivia [70 ppb]
Alameda, CA
Co-Founder and Director, Making Our Milk Safe (MOMS)
Olivia's age = 2
 
 
 
Jennifer [27 ppb] & Elijah [96 ppb]
Helena, MT
Attorney
Elijah's age = 3
  Liz [10 ppb] &
Evan [34 ppb]
Clinton, CT
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Evan's age = 2