Body Burden: The Pollution in Newborns: Test Results
Pyrene was found in 5 of 10 umbilical cord blood samples from babies born in U.S. hospitals in 2004, at concentrations ranging from 8.9 to 46.9 ng/g (lipid weight, in whole blood). It was also found in 3 of 3 adult blood samples, at concentrations ranging from 9.0 to 89.7 ng/g (lipid weight, in whole blood).
|About Pyrene *|
|Chemical Class||Polyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)|
|May be found in the following types of products||Anti-corrosion materials, basic chemicals , basic industry, colouring agents, Corrosion inhibitors|
|Uses||manufacturing perinon pigments|
* Information may include trade names, manufacturers, and products for other chemicals in the Polyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) class.
|Suspected Health Concerns for Pyrene|
|Brain, Nervous System, Skin|