chemical information
CAS RN:

319-86-8

Chemical Class:

Organochlorine Pesticide (OC)

Found in these people:

Lucy Waletsky

Found in these locations:

Pleasantville, NY


Summary

In laboratory animals, delta-BHC has been shown to decreased brain calmodulin mRNA (important in memory) and cause liver toxicity (cellular effects) (ATSDR 1994c; Cammarota 2002).




delta-BHC

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

delta-BHC has been found in 2 of the 26 people tested in EWG/Commonweal studies.


Top health concerns for delta-BHC (References)

health concern or target organ weight of evidence
Reproduction and fertilityunknown


Results for delta-BHC

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, EWG Study #3, industrial chemicals and pesticides in adults, San Francisco Reporter

EWG/Commonweal results

  • geometric mean: 0.000788 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • found in 2 of 26 people in the group
0 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum 0.156


delta-BHC 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.