Body Burden: The Pollution in Newborns
The Pollution in Newborns
Body Burden: The Pollution in Newborns: Test Results
Anthracene was found in 5 of 10 umbilical cord blood samples from babies born in U.S. hospitals in 2004, at concentrations ranging from 11.9 to 23.2 ng/g (lipid weight, in whole blood). It was also found in 3 of 3 adult blood samples, at concentrations ranging from 9.4 to 11.9 ng/g (lipid weight, in whole blood).
|About Anthracene *|
|Chemical Class||Polyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)|
|May be found in the following types of products||Anti-corrosion materials, chemical industry, Corrosion inhibitors, intermediates, used in synthesis|
|Uses||solvent, making dyes, diluent for wood preservatives, scintillant|
* Information may include trade names, manufacturers, and products for other chemicals in the Polyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) class.
|Suspected Health Concerns for Anthracene|
|Hormone System, Stomach Or Intestines, Skin|