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Body Burden: The Pollution in Newborns: Test Results

July 14, 2005

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  1,2,3,4,6,7,8-HpBDF (heptafuran)

1,2,3,4,6,7,8-HpBDF (heptafuran) was found in 6 of 10 umbilical cord blood samples from babies born in U.S. hospitals in 2004, at concentrations ranging from 7.7 to 117.8 pg/g (lipid weight, in whole blood). It was also found in 1 of 3 adult blood samples, at a concentration of 8.5 pg/g (lipid weight, in whole blood).


About 1,2,3,4,6,7,8-HpBDF (heptafuran)
CAS RN107555-95-3
Chemical ClassBrominated furan
Chemical SubClassHeptabrominated furan
Usesno commercial uses, pollution from incineration of products containing brominated fire retardants



Priority Health Concerns for 1,2,3,4,6,7,8-HpBDF (heptafuran)
Health Concern or Target OrganWeight of Evidence
Immune SystemProbable Effects

References for Health Effects



Suspected Health Concerns for 1,2,3,4,6,7,8-HpBDF (heptafuran)
Cancer, Birth Defects / Developmental Delays, Cardiovascular System Or Blood, Hormone System, Stomach Or Intestines, Kidney, Brain, Nervous System, Reproductive System, Female Reproductive System, Male Reproductive System, Lungs/breathing, Hearing, Skin

References for Health Effects