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Body Burden: The Pollution in Newborns

The Pollution in Newborns

Test Results

July 14, 2005

Body Burden: The Pollution in Newborns: Test Results

Chemicals Found
Products & Manufacturers
Health Effects
health effects

Chemicals Found: U.S. Representative Louise Slaughter

Chemicals Found: 271 of 413

Age: 75 | Occupation: U.S. Representative | Residence: Upstate New York, US

Mercury (Hg) — 1 of 1 Found
Pollutant from coal-fired power plants

Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) — 7 of 18 Found
Pollutants from fossil fuel and garbage incineration
Acenaphthene Acenaphthylene Anthracene Benz[a]anthracene Benzo[a]pyrene Benzo[b/j]fluoranthene Benzo[e]pyrene Benzo[ghi]perylene Benzo[k]fluoranthene Chrysene Dibenz[ah]anthracene Fluoranthene Fluorene Indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene Naphthalene Perylene Phenanthrene Pyrene      

Polybrominated dibenzodioxins and furans (PBDD/F) — 1 of 12 Found
Pollutants from plastic production and incineration
1,2,3,4,6,7,8-HpBDF (heptafuran) 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxBDF (hexafuran) 1,2,3,7,8-PeBDF (pentafuran) 2,3,4,7,8-PeBDF (pentafuran) 2,3,7,8-TBDF (tetrafuran) 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-OBDF (octafuran) 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxBDD (hexadioxin) 1,2,3,6,7,8-HxBDD (hexadioxin) 1,2,3,7,8,9-HxBDD (hexadioxin) 1,2,3,7,8-PeBDD (pentadioxin) 2,3,7,8-TBDD (tetradioxin) 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-OBDD (octadioxin)            

Perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) — 8 of 12 Found
Breakdown products of fabric, carpet, and paper coatings
PFBS (Perfluorobutane sulfonate) PFDA (Perfluorodecanoic acid) PFDoA (Perfluorododecanoic acid) PFHpA (Perfluoroheptanoic acid) PFHxA (Perfluorohexanoic acid) PFHxS (Perfluorohexanesulfonate) PFNA (Perfluorononanoic acid) PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid) PFOS (Perfluorooctanesulfonate) PFPeA (Perfluoro-n-pentanoic acid) PFTA (Perfluorotetradecanoic acid) PFUnA (Perfluoroundecanoic acid)            

Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins and furans (PBCD/F) — 12 of 17 Found
Pollutants from garbage incineration and industrial processes
2,3,7,8-TCDD (tetradioxin) 1,2,3,7,8-PeCDD (pentadioxin) 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxCDD (hexadioxin) 1,2,3,7,8,9-HxCDD (hexadioxin) 1,2,3,6,7,8-HxCDD (hexadioxin) 1,2,3,4,6,7,8-HpCDD (heptadioxin) 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-OCDD (octadioxin) 2,3,4,7,8-PeCDF (pentafuran) 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxCDF (hexafuran) 1,2,3,7,8,9-HxCDF (hexafuran) 1,2,3,6,7,8-HxCDF (hexafuran) 2,3,4,6,7,8-HxCDF (hexafuran) 1,2,3,4,6,7,8-HpCDF (heptafuran) 1,2,3,4,7,8,9-HpCDF (heptafuran) 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-OCDF (octafuran) 2,3,7,8-TCDF (tetrafuran) 1,2,3,7,8-PeCDF (pentafuran)       

Organochlorine pesticides (OCs) — 13 of 28 Found
Largely banned persistent and bioaccumulative pesticides
Hexachlorobenzene gamma-BHC (Lindane) beta-BHC delta-BHC gamma-Chlordane 4,4'-DDE 4,4'-DDT Methoxychlor Mirex 2,4'-DDD 2,4'-DDE 2,4'-DDT 4,4'-DDD Aldrin alpha-Endosulphan beta-Endosulphan alpha-Chlordane oxy-Chlordane Dieldrin Endosulphan Sulphate Endrin Endrin Ketone alpha-BHC Heptachlor
Heptachlor Epoxide cis-Nonachlor trans-Nonachlor Octachlorostyrene                    

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) — 30 of 46 Found
Fire retardants ubiqutious in computers, furniture, and televisions
PBDE-209 PBDE-206 PBDE-207 PBDE-128 PBDE-208 PBDE-181 PBDE-183 PBDE-138 PBDE-140 PBDE-85 PBDE-153 PBDE-154/PBB-153 PBDE-99 PBDE-155 PBDE-100 PBDE-47 PBDE-49 PBDE-51 PBDE-17 PBDE-203 PBDE-190 PBDE-105 PBDE-166 PBDE-119
PBDE-66 PBDE-116 PBDE-71 PBDE-25 PBDE-33 PBDE-120 PBDE-75 PBDE-28 PBDE-30 PBDE-32 PBDE-7 PBDE-8 PBDE-10 PBDE-126 PBDE-77 PBDE-35 PBDE-79 PBDE-11 PBDE-37 PBDE-12 PBDE-13 PBDE-15  

Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs) — 44 of 70 Found
Used in the past as lubricants, varnishes, and cable insulation
PCN-75 PCN-73 PCN-74 PCN-63 PCN-64 PCN-65 PCN-49 PCN-66 PCN-50 PCN-27 PCN-67 PCN-68 PCN-51 PCN-69 PCN-52 PCN-53 PCN-28 PCN-70 PCN-54 PCN-55 PCN-29 PCN-56 PCN-30 PCN-31
PCN-13 PCN-71 PCN-57 PCN-72 PCN-58 PCN-59 PCN-32 PCN-60 PCN-61 PCN-33 PCN-62 PCN-34 PCN-35 PCN-14 PCN-36 PCN-37 PCN-38 PCN-15 PCN-39 PCN-40 PCN-16 PCN-41 PCN-17 PCN-18
PCN-3 PCN-42 PCN-43 PCN-19 PCN-44 PCN-45 PCN-20 PCN-21 PCN-22 PCN-46 PCN-23 PCN-47 PCN-24 PCN-5 PCN-6 PCN-25 PCN-9 PCN-1 PCN-48 PCN-26 PCN-10 PCN-2  

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) — 155 of 209 Found
Banned electrical insulators and lubricants
PCB-8 PCB-18 PCB-28 PCB-52 PCB-49 PCB-47 PCB-44 PCB-64 PCB-66 PCB-60 PCB-70 PCB-74 PCB-78 PCB-95 PCB-99 PCB-87 PCB-110 PCB-118 PCB-151 PCB-149 PCB-146 PCB-153 PCB-168 PCB-141
PCB-137 PCB-138 PCB-156 PCB-157 PCB-179 PCB-187 PCB-183 PCB-174 PCB-177 PCB-171 PCB-180 PCB-191 PCB-170 PCB-190 PCB-198 PCB-201 PCB-194 PCB-208 PCB-206 PCB-209 PCB-89 PCB-41 PCB-181 PCB-182
PCB-139 PCB-140 PCB-143 PCB-98 PCB-43 PCB-92 PCB-93 PCB-94 PCB-101 PCB-106 PCB-160 PCB-163 PCB-164 PCB-111 PCB-165 PCB-112 PCB-21 PCB-166 PCB-115 PCB-61 PCB-63 PCB-67 PCB-68 PCB-76
PCB-124 PCB-116 PCB-125 PCB-62 PCB-69 PCB-71 PCB-72 PCB-65 PCB-73 PCB-27 PCB-30 PCB-32 PCB-10 PCB-1 PCB-4 PCB-16 PCB-40 PCB-82 PCB-128 PCB-195 PCB-196 PCB-207 PCB-197 PCB-129
PCB-130 PCB-172 PCB-199 PCB-173 PCB-175 PCB-200 PCB-131 PCB-132 PCB-176 PCB-83 PCB-133 PCB-178 PCB-202 PCB-134 PCB-135 PCB-84 PCB-136 PCB-42 PCB-85 PCB-203 PCB-204 PCB-184 PCB-86 PCB-90
PCB-97 PCB-185 PCB-142 PCB-144 PCB-147 PCB-148 PCB-186 PCB-188 PCB-88 PCB-91 PCB-145 PCB-150 PCB-152 PCB-45 PCB-46 PCB-96 PCB-17 PCB-154 PCB-100 PCB-155 PCB-48 PCB-102 PCB-103 PCB-50
PCB-51 PCB-104 PCB-53 PCB-19 PCB-54 PCB-5 PCB-6 PCB-20 PCB-55 PCB-56 PCB-105 PCB-189 PCB-205 PCB-158 PCB-107 PCB-108 PCB-122 PCB-159 PCB-162 PCB-192 PCB-193 PCB-161 PCB-109 PCB-57
PCB-58 PCB-113 PCB-59 PCB-22 PCB-25 PCB-33 PCB-114 PCB-123 PCB-167 PCB-119 PCB-120 PCB-117 PCB-121 PCB-23 PCB-26 PCB-34 PCB-24 PCB-7 PCB-75 PCB-29 PCB-31 PCB-9 PCB-2 PCB-11
PCB-35 PCB-77 PCB-126 PCB-169 PCB-79 PCB-127 PCB-36 PCB-80 PCB-12 PCB-13 PCB-37 PCB-81 PCB-38 PCB-39 PCB-14 PCB-3 PCB-15       



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