Body Burden: The Pollution in Newborns
The Pollution in Newborns
Body Burden: The Pollution in Newborns: Test Results
Fluoranthene was found in 5 of 10 umbilical cord blood samples from babies born in U.S. hospitals in 2004, at concentrations ranging from 12.2 to 19.9 ng/g (lipid weight, in whole blood). It was also found in 3 of 3 adult blood samples, at concentrations ranging from 10.0 to 21.3 ng/g (lipid weight, in whole blood).
PAHs are toxic byproduct of combustion. Humans exposed through air or diet. Probable carcinogens. In animals cause birth defects, affect skin, blood, reproductive and immune systems.
|About Fluoranthene *|
|Chemical Class||Polyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)|
|Chemical functions||amino groups detector, conductor, corrosion resister, emitter, heat resister|
|May be found in the following types of products||Anti-corrosion materials, Corrosion inhibitors|
|Uses||intermediate for fluorescent dyes, pharmaceuticals, and agrichemicals|
* Information may include trade names, manufacturers, and products for other chemicals in the Polyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) class.
|Suspected Health Concerns for Fluoranthene|
|Stomach Or Intestines|