Organochlorine chemical, a class largely banned in the U.S. that builds up in the body over time, linked to cancer and reproductive harm.
Heptachlor Epoxide has been found in 16 of the 27 people tested in EWG/Commonweal studies. It has also been found in 1,508 of the 4,821 people tested in CDC biomonitoring studies.
Top health concerns for Heptachlor Epoxide (References)
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|Reproduction and fertility||unknown|
Results for Heptachlor Epoxide
in blood serum (lipid weight)
- geometric mean: 0.257 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
- found in 16 of 27 people in the group
- geometric mean: 4.45 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
- found in 1508 of 4821 people in the group
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Heptachlor Epoxide results
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.|