banned for use/manufacture in the U.S.
Found in these people:
Found in these locations:
Rockville, MD; NY, USA
Organochlorine chemical, a class largely banned in the U.S. that builds up in the body over time, linked to cancer and reproductive harm.
oxy-Chlordane has been found in 15 of the 18 people tested in EWG/Commonweal studies. It has also been found in 2,308 of the 4,821 people tested in CDC biomonitoring studies.
Top health concerns for oxy-Chlordane (References)
|health concern or target organ||weight of evidence|
|Reproduction and fertility||unknown|
Results for oxy-Chlordane
in blood serum (lipid weight)
- geometric mean: 2.22 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
- found in 15 of 18 people in the group
- geometric mean: 6.75 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
- found in 2308 of 4821 people in the group
|0||ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum||289|
Detailed toxicity classifications (References)
|Reproductive effects - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed||Damgaard, I. N., N. E. Skakkebaek, et al. (2006). Persistent pesticides in human breast milk and cryptorchidism. Environ Health Perspect 114(7): 1133-8.|