there are severe restrictions for use/production in the U.S.
Found in these people:
Found in these locations:
Rockville, MD; NY, USA
Heptachlor has been found in 13 of the 27 people tested in EWG/Commonweal studies.
Top health concerns for Heptachlor (References)
|health concern or target organ||weight of evidence|
|Reproduction and fertility||unknown|
Results for Heptachlor
in blood serum (lipid weight)
- geometric mean: 0.0125 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
- found in 13 of 27 people in the group
|0||ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum||0.251|
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.|