Body Burden: The Pollution in Newborns
The Pollution in Newborns
Body Burden: The Pollution in Newborns: Test Results
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.
|Chemical Class||Organochlorine Pesticide (OC)|
|Trade and product names||Belt, 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 functions||insecticide, termiticide|
|Uses||bioaccumulating component of the pesticide chlordane|
|Manufacturers||Agrevo 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|