chemical information
CAS RN:

309-00-2

Chemical Class:

Organochlorine Pesticide (OC)

Manufacturing/Use Status

banned for use/manufacture in the U.S.

Found in these people:

Baby #1, Baby #2, Baby #3, Baby #4, Baby #5, Baby #6, Baby #8, Baby #10, Anonymous Adult 1, Kathy Fowler

Found in these locations:

Rockville, MD





Aldrin

Organochlorine chemical, a class largely banned in the U.S. that builds up in the body over time, linked to cancer and reproductive harm.

Aldrin has been found in 13 of the 27 people tested in EWG/Commonweal studies. It has also been found in 4 of the 2,547 people tested in CDC biomonitoring studies.


Top health concerns for Aldrin (References)

health concern or target organ weight of evidence
Reproduction and fertilityunknown


Results for Aldrin

in blood serum (lipid weight)

Showing results from EWG/Commonweal Study #1, industrial chemicals and pesticides in adults, EWG/Commonweal Study #4, industrial chemicals and pesticides in cord blood, EWG Study #3, industrial chemicals and pesticides in adults, EWG Study #8, chemicals in mother and 2 children, San Francisco Reporter

EWG/Commonweal results

  • geometric mean: 0.0177 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • found in 13 of 27 people in the group

CDC biomonitoring results

  • geometric mean: 3.14 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • found in 4 of 2547 people in the group
0 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum 8.5


Aldrin results


Detailed toxicity classifications (References)

classification governing entity/references
Reproductive effects - weight of evidence unknown/unassessedDamgaard, I. N., N. E. Skakkebaek, et al. (2006). Persistent pesticides in human breast milk and cryptorchidism. Environ Health Perspect 114(7): 1133-8.