chemical information
CAS RN:

76-44-8

Chemical Class:

Organochlorine Pesticide (OC)

Manufacturing/Use Status

there are severe restrictions for use/production 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, Sara Corbett

Found in these locations:

Rockville, MD; NY, USA





Heptachlor

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 fertilityunknown


Results for Heptachlor

in blood serum (lipid weight)

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

EWG/Commonweal results

  • 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


Heptachlor 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.