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Test Results

Body Burden: The Pollution in Newborns: Test Results

July 14, 2005

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  1,2,3,4,6,7,8-HpCDD (heptadioxin)

1,2,3,4,6,7,8-HpCDD (heptadioxin) was found in 10 of 10 umbilical cord blood samples from babies born in U.S. hospitals in 2004, at concentrations ranging from 5.3 to 12.6 pg/g (lipid weight, in whole blood). It was also found in 3 of 3 adult blood samples, at concentrations ranging from 41.3 to 95.2 pg/g (lipid weight, in whole blood).

In dioxin family of chemicals - pollutants from PVC production, industrial bleaching, incineration; cause cancer, may harm hormone system.


About 1,2,3,4,6,7,8-HpCDD (heptadioxin)
CAS RN35822-46-9
Chemical ClassChlorinated dioxin
Chemical SubClassHeptachlorinated dioxin
Manufacturing/ Use Statusthis chemical is not intentionally produced, it is a byproduct of another application
May be found in the following types of productsfood (pollutant)
Usesno commercial uses, pollution from incineration of products containing brominated fire retardants, pollution from incineration, chlorine bleaching, PVC plastic production, and other industrial processes
Manufacturersnone



Priority Health Concerns for 1,2,3,4,6,7,8-HpCDD (heptadioxin)
Health Concern or Target OrganWeight of Evidence
CancerKnown Effects
Birth Defects / Developmental DelaysKnown Effects
Immune SystemProbable Effects

References for Health Effects



Suspected Health Concerns for 1,2,3,4,6,7,8-HpCDD (heptadioxin)
Hormone System, Stomach Or Intestines, Kidney, Brain, Nervous System, Reproductive System, Lungs/breathing, Skin, Cardiovascular System Or Blood, Male Reproductive System, Female Reproductive System

References for Health Effects



Related EWG Materials
Body Burden: The Pollution in People1,2,3,4,6,7,8-HpCDD (heptadioxin) was found in 9 of the nine test subjects. The 9 people had an average of 76.0 and a range of 33.3 to 125.0.