CDC and EWG Study 49 Chemicals in Common
Washington The Environmental Working Group (EWG), which yesterday released a biomonitoring study that tested for 210 chemicals in 9 individuals, has posted on its website, www.ewg.org , a list of the 49 chemicals that overlap between its study and the Centers for Disease Controls study being released today.
The two studies, while similar in principle posing the question of what toxic chemicals can be found in the human body differ greatly in structure. Both studies tested for certain classes of chemicals such as PCBs, furans, dioxins, organophosphate pesticide metabolites, organochlorine pesticides and metabolites, heavy metals, and phthalates. In addition, EWG tested for and found dozens of other semi-volatile and volatile organic compounds that are found in common consumer products. A list currently posted on EWGs website displays this overlap, and EWGs entire bodyburden report is also featured on the organizations website.
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SPREADSHEET: How EWGs study compares to the CDCs (PDF document)
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