Body Burden: The Pollution in Newborns
The Pollution in Newborns
Body Burden: The Pollution in Newborns: Test Results
Aldrin was found in 8 of 10 umbilical cord blood samples from babies born in U.S. hospitals in 2004, at concentrations ranging from 70.9 to 345.1 pg/g (lipid weight, in whole blood). It was also found in 2 of 3 adult blood samples, at concentrations of 83.7 and 206.9 pg/g (lipid weight, in whole blood).
Organochlorine chemical, a class largely banned in the U.S. that builds up in the body over time, linked to cancer and reproductive harm.
|Chemical Class||Organochlorine Pesticide (OC)|
|Manufacturing/ Use Status||banned for use/manufacture in the U.S.|
|Trade and product names||Aldocit, Aldrec, Aldrex, Aldrine, Aldrite, Aldron, Aldrosol, Algran, Altox, Compound 118, Drinox, Eldrin, ENT-15949, HHDM, HHDN, HHPN, Kortofin, Octalene, OMS-194, SD 2794, Seedrin, Tatuzinho, Tipula|
|May be found in the following types of products||agricultural industry|
|Manufacturers||Amvac Chemical Corp. (former mfg), Chem-nut, Inc. (former mfg), LBC Manufacturing Co. (former mfg), Micro-flo Co. (former mfg), Prentiss Inc. (former mfg), Scallop Corp. (former mfg), Southern Mill Creek Products Co. Inc. (former mfg), Stephenson Chem Co. Inc. (former mfg), Stevens Ind. Inc. (former mfg), Tobacco States Chem. Co. (former mfg), Triangle Chem (former mfg)|
|Suspected Health Concerns for Aldrin|
|Cardiovascular System Or Blood, Stomach Or Intestines, Kidney, Brain, Nervous System|