Found in these people:
Found in these locations:
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).
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 fertility||unknown|
Results for delta-BHC
in blood serum (lipid weight)
- 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|
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.|