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Body Burden: The Pollution in Newborns

The Pollution in Newborns

Test Results

July 14, 2005

Body Burden: The Pollution in Newborns: Test Results

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  1,2,3,4,7,8-HxBDF (hexafuran)

1,2,3,4,7,8-HxBDF (hexafuran) was found in 3 of 10 umbilical cord blood samples from babies born in U.S. hospitals in 2004, at concentrations ranging from 25.6 to 73.3 pg/g (lipid weight, in whole blood).


About 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxBDF (hexafuran)
CAS RN70648-26-9
Chemical ClassBrominated furan
Chemical SubClassHexabrominated furan
Usesno commercial uses, pollution from incineration of products containing brominated fire retardants



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

References for Health Effects



Suspected Health Concerns for 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxBDF (hexafuran)
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