Body Burden: The Pollution in Newborns
The Pollution in Newborns
Body Burden: The Pollution in Newborns: Test Results
Perylene was found in 2 of 10 umbilical cord blood samples from babies born in U.S. hospitals in 2004, at concentrations of 11.1 and 15.3 ng/g (lipid weight, in whole blood). It was also found in 2 of 3 adult blood samples, at concentrations of 6.8 and 8.0 ng/g (lipid weight, in whole blood).
|About Perylene *|
|Chemical Class||Polyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)|
|Trade and product names||Perrindo Violet® V-4050, Perrindo® Maroon R-6422, Perrindo® Maroon R-6424, Perrindo® Red R-6420|
|May be found in the following types of products||Anti-corrosion materials, Corrosion inhibitors|
|Uses||pigment for finishes, printing inks, PVC, polyolefins, nylon, and PP fibers, pigment for high-solids systems, automotive, OEM, and industrial finishes|
* Information may include trade names, manufacturers, and products for other chemicals in the Polyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) class.
|Suspected Health Concerns for Perylene|
|No information on health effects associated with this chemical is available in seven standard toxicity references.|