chemical information
CAS RN:

60-57-1

Chemical Class:

Organochlorine Pesticide (OC)

Found in these people:

Baby #1, Baby #2, Baby #3, Baby #4, Baby #5, Baby #6, Baby #7, Baby #8, Baby #9, Baby #10, Anonymous Adult 1, Kathy Fowler, U.S. Representative Louise Slaughter, Sara Corbett

Found in these locations:

Rockville, MD; Upstate New York, NY; NY, USA





Dieldrin

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

Dieldrin has been found in 18 of the 27 people tested in EWG/Commonweal studies. It has also been found in 1,016 of the 2,547 people tested in CDC biomonitoring studies.


Top health concerns for Dieldrin (References)

health concern or target organ weight of evidence
Reproduction and fertilityunknown


Results for Dieldrin

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, San Francisco Reporter, EWG Study #8, chemicals in mother and 2 children, EWG Study #3, industrial chemicals and pesticides in adults

EWG/Commonweal results

  • geometric mean: 2.07 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • found in 18 of 27 people in the group

CDC biomonitoring results

  • geometric mean: 4.65 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • found in 1016 of 2547 people in the group
0 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum 670


Dieldrin 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.