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Test Results

July 14, 2005

Body Burden: The Pollution in Newborns: Test Results

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  cis-Nonachlor

cis-Nonachlor was found in 10 of 10 umbilical cord blood samples from babies born in U.S. hospitals in 2004, at concentrations ranging from 97.2 to 611.8 pg/g (lipid weight, in whole blood). It was also found in 3 of 3 adult blood samples, at concentrations ranging from 872.4 to 6,106.7 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.


About cis-Nonachlor
CAS RN5103-73-1
Chemical ClassOrganochlorine Pesticide (OC)
Trade and product namesBelt, Chlor Kil, Chlortox, Corodan, Corodane, Gold Crest C-100, Intox, Kilex, Kilex Lindane, Kypchlor, Niran, Octachlor, Sydane, Synklor, Termex, Termi-Ded, Terminator, Topiclor 20, Toxichlor, Velsicol 1068
Chemical functionsinsecticide, termiticide
Usesbioaccumulating component of the pesticide chlordane
ManufacturersAgrevo E (former mfg), Agsin Ptd. Ltd. (former mfg), Chevron Chemical (former mfg), Monsanto (former mfg), Paushak (former mfg), PPG Ind. (former mfg), Rigo Co. (former mfg), Savitri Pesticides & Agrochem Ltd. (former mfg), Velsicol Chemical (former mfg)



Suspected Health Concerns for cis-Nonachlor
Stomach Or Intestines, Hormone System

References for Health Effects