Body Burden: The Pollution in Newborns: Test Results
alpha-Endosulphan was found in 4 of 10 umbilical cord blood samples from babies born in U.S. hospitals in 2004, at concentrations ranging from 27.6 to 544.5 pg/g (lipid weight, in whole blood). It was also found in 1 of 3 adult blood samples, at a concentration of 165.8 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)|
|Trade and product names||alpha-Endosulfan, alpha-Thiodan, Endosulfan 1, Endosulfan A, Thiodan 1|
|Uses||insecticide, wood perservative|
|Manufacturers||Aceto Agricultural Chemicals Corp., Asgrow Florida Co., Loveland Products Inc., Makhteshim-Agan of North America Inc., Micro-flo Company LLC, Moyer Products Inc.|
|Suspected Health Concerns for alpha-Endosulphan|
|Brain, Nervous System, Kidney, Stomach Or Intestines, Skin|