GROUP:

Teenagers


health & safety concerns:
chemicals found
on average indivi-
dual range
entire group
Immune system (including sensitization and allergies) 5 1-7 8
Respiratory system 4 3-4 4
Reproduction and fertility 9 1-28 33
Brain and nervous system 19 1-28 33
Chronic effects, general 3 2-4 4
Endocrine system 2 1-4 6
Skin 1 1-2 2
Gastrointestinal (including liver) 1 1-1 1

Group members:

(24 People)

Anonymous Teen 1
Nina Damato
Emily Sayrs
Heather Gellert
Anonymous Teen 20
Emma Spencer
Erin Schrode
Linda Loi
Sydney Blankers
Sarah Oswald
Asta Haman-Dicko
Laurie Mittelmann
Jenny Gilbertson
Anonymous Teen 11
Anonymous Teen 9
Christa Heffron
Caroline Burlingame
Monica Paulson
Donalin Cazeau
Natalie Klapper
Jessica Assaf
Hope Atkins
Rizza Alcaria
Alex Wells


Locations:

Atlanta, GA
Washington, DC
Littleton, CO
Belvedere, CA
Austin, TX
Winchester, MA
Ross, CA
San Francisco, CA
Belmont, CA
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
San Leandro, CA
North Caldwell, NJ
Novato, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Portland, OR
Langhorne, PA
University Place, WA
Dorchester, MA
San Rafael, CA
Tuolumne, CA
Manteca, CA



picture of group

Group: Teenagers
Found 59-63 of 93 tested chemicals (24 participants)

The blood and urine of the "Teenagers" group contained 59-63 of 93 industrial compounds, pollutants and other chemicals tested, including chemicals linked to immune system toxicity, respiratory system toxicity, and reproductive toxicity and fertility problems.

Summary of chemicals found in Teenagers

chemical family level found in group health effects exposure routes
BADGE-4OH33% high
33% moderate
Endocrine system Food can linings, dental sealants
Lead33% moderate
67% low
Lead-based paint in older homes, household dust, vinyl products, tap water
Mercury100% low
Brain and nervous system Seafood, flu shots/vaccines, dental fillings
Methylmercury75% high
25% low
Dietary sources, particularly seafood
Nitro- and polycylic- musks11% high
44% moderate
17% low
Endocrine system, Cancer Cosmetics, perfumes, cleaning agents, detergents, soaps
Parabens35% high
50% moderate
15% low
Personal care products, some foods, beverages, and medications
Perchlorate100% moderate
Hematologic (blood) system, Birth defects and developmental delays Contaminated food and drinking water
Perfluorochemicals (PFCs)75% moderate
25% low
Cancer, Birth defects and developmental delays, Endocrine system Stain- and grease-proof coatings on food packaging, couches, carpets, pans
Phthalates22% high
65% moderate
13% low
Endocrine system Cosmetics, paint, soft plastic, food packaging, and other consumer products
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)67% moderate
33% low
Reproduction and fertility, Brain and nervous system Foam furniture, carpet padding, computers, televisions, contaminated house dust, food
Triclosan29% high
67% moderate
Endocrine system, Skin Antibacterial soap, toothpaste, cosmetics, cleaning products, shoe insoles, plastic cutting boards, other antibacterial items

Detailed report by chemical (return to summary)

bisphenol a & badge

1 of 2 found

Metabolite of BADGE, used to make metal food can linings. Linked to hormone activity, skin and immune system toxicity and cancer.

  • geometric mean: 15.4 ng/mL in blood serum (vs. 9.33 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in 2 of 3 people in the group (vs. 30 of 41 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in: Emily Sayrs, Heather Gellert
3.02ng/mL in blood serum174


metals

3 of 3 found

Neurotoxic heavy metal linked to IQ deficits and behavioral problems. Found in dust from chipping lead paint in older homes, and in some tap water.

0.222ug/dL in whole blood4.7


Mercury is used in dental fillings and to preserve vaccines; it is also a common pollutant in seafood. Mercury harms brain development and function.

  • geometric mean: 0.15 ug/L in whole blood (vs. 0.56 in CDC biomonitoring [1])
  • found in 1 of 1 people in the group (vs. 7,584 of 8,373 in CDC biomonitoring)
  • found in: Anonymous Teen 1
7.0E-5ug/L in whole blood12


Forms from mercury, a pollutant from coal-fired power plants and other sources. Methylmercury accumulates in seafood and harms brain development and function.

0.0735ug/L in whole blood25.9


nitro- and polycylic- musks

2 of 11 found

Fragrance ingredients. Build up in human tissues. May harm hormone system.

0.0547ng/g in blood serum4.23


Total Nitro- and polycylic- musks

Synthetic fragrance in cosmetics, detergents, soaps. Can irritate the skin and bioaccumulate in people. Suspected hormone disruptor.

0.0634ng/g in blood serum0.105


Synthetic fragrance in cosmetics, cleaning agents, detergents, air fresheners, perfumes. Suspected hormone disruptor. Prevents cells from blocking entry of toxins in animal study. Bioaccumulative.

0.0547ng/g in blood serum3.6


parabens

6 of 6 found

Preservatives in cosmetics. Cause skin irritation and allergies. May be linked to hormone disruption and breast cancer.

8.39ug/g creatinine in urine3820


Total Parabens

Preservative widely used in cosmetics. Can trigger skin allergy and irritation, and may be linked to hormone disruption and breast cancer.

0.0799ug/g creatinine in urine0.608


Preservative widely used in cosmetics. Can trigger skin allergy and irritation, and may be linked to hormone disruption and breast cancer.

0.268ug/g creatinine in urine78.7


Preservative widely used in cosmetics. Can trigger skin allergy and irritation, and may be linked to hormone disruption and breast cancer.

0.54ug/g creatinine in urine138


Preservative widely used in cosmetics. Can trigger skin allergy and irritation, and may be linked to hormone disruption and breast cancer.

0.397ug/g creatinine in urine20.7


Preservative widely used in cosmetics. Can trigger skin allergy and irritation, and may be linked to hormone disruption and breast cancer.

6.47ug/g creatinine in urine2920


Preservative widely used in cosmetics. Can trigger skin allergy and irritation, and may be linked to hormone disruption and breast cancer.

0.786ug/g creatinine in urine898


perchlorate

1 of 1 found

Explosive component of solid rocket and missile fuel. Widespread contaminant of food, drinking water, and people. Disrupts thyroid hormones, particularly in women with lower iodide intake; may harm brain development.

  • geometric mean: 5.6 ug/L in urine (vs. 3.77 in CDC biomonitoring [1])
  • found in 1 of 1 people in the group (vs. 2,818 of 2,818 in CDC biomonitoring)
  • found in: Anonymous Teen 1
0.2ug/L in urine5.6


perfluorochemicals (pfcs)

11 of 14 found

Includes Teflon, Scotchgard, Stainmaster. Linked to cancer and birth defects.

Perfluorochemicals (PFCs) were measured in different units for some of the members of this group. Overall it was found in 1 of the 1 members tested in the group. The bars below are grouped by units:

  • geometric mean: 22.7 ng/g in blood serum (vs. 27.3 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in 1 of 1 people in the group (vs. 8 of 8 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in: Nina Damato
8.51ng/g in blood serum59.7


Total Perfluorochemicals (PFCs)

Breakdown product of stain- and grease-proof coatings on food packaging, couches, carpets. A 4-carbon version of PFOA; persistent.

  • geometric mean: 0.463 ng/mL in blood serum (vs. 0.452 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in 1 of 3 people in the group (vs. 11 of 55 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in: Anonymous Teen 1
0.735ng/mL in blood serum1.51


Breakdown product of stain- and grease-proof coatings on food packaging, couches, carpets. A 10-carbon version of PFOA; persistent; bioaccumulative.

  • geometric mean: 0.85 ng/g in blood serum (vs. 0.588 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in 1 of 1 people in the group (vs. 8 of 8 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in: Nina Damato
0.2ng/g in blood serum2.03


Breakdown product of stain- and grease-proof coatings on food packaging, couches, carpets, including Stainmaster. Highly persistent and bioaccumulative.

  • geometric mean: 0.106 ng/g in blood serum (vs. 0.0802 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in 1 of 1 people in the group (vs. 4 of 8 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in: Nina Damato
0.106ng/g in blood serum0.168


Breakdown product of stain- and grease-proof coatings on food packaging, couches, carpets. A 7-carbon version of PFOA; persistent.

PFHpA (Perfluoroheptanoic acid) were measured in different units for some of the members of this group. Overall it was found in 1 of the 1 members tested in the group. The bars below are grouped by units:

  • geometric mean: 0.099 ng/g in blood serum (vs. 0.0827 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in 1 of 1 people in the group (vs. 8 of 8 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in: Nina Damato
0.044ng/g in blood serum0.127


Breakdown product of stain- and grease-proof coatings on food packaging and household products. Highly persistent in people and the environment.

  • geometric mean: results not quantified
  • found in 1 of 3 people in the group (vs. 3 of 55 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in: Anonymous Teen 1

found in 1 of 3 members of the group, but not quantified

 


Breakdown product of stain- and grease-proof coatings on food packaging, couches, carpets. A 9-carbon version of PFOA; persistent; bioaccumulative.

PFNA (Perfluorononanoic acid) were measured in different units for some of the members of this group. Overall it was found in 1 of the 1 members tested in the group. The bars below are grouped by units:

  • geometric mean: 1.98 ng/g in blood serum (vs. 1.83 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in 1 of 1 people in the group (vs. 8 of 8 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in: Nina Damato
0.591ng/g in blood serum5.24


Used to make Teflon pan coatings; breakdown product of stain- and grease-proof coatings. Likely human carcinogen. Found in most people. Being phased out of some products.

PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid) were measured in different units for some of the members of this group. Overall it was found in 1 of the 1 members tested in the group. The bars below are grouped by units:

  • geometric mean: 3.1 ng/g in blood serum (vs. 4.2 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in 1 of 1 people in the group (vs. 8 of 8 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in: Nina Damato
2.92ng/g in blood serum7.83


Breakdown product of stain- and grease-proof coatings on food packaging, couches, carpets. A 5-carbon version of PFOA; persistent.

  • geometric mean: results not quantified
  • found in 1 of 3 people in the group (vs. 1 of 55 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in: Anonymous Teen 1

found in 1 of 3 members of the group, but not quantified

 


Breakdown product of stain- and grease-proof coatings on food packaging, couches, carpets. An 11-carbon version of PFOA; persistent; bioaccumulative.

PFUnA (Perfluoroundecanoic acid) were measured in different units for some of the members of this group. Overall it was found in 1 of the 1 members tested in the group. The bars below are grouped by units:

  • geometric mean: 0.878 ng/g in blood serum (vs. 0.562 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in 1 of 1 people in the group (vs. 8 of 8 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in: Nina Damato
0.115ng/g in blood serum1.49


In fire fighting foams and carpet treatments. Phased out of consumer products by 3M in 2000 over health concerns.

PFHxS (Perfluorohexanesulfonate) were measured in different units for some of the members of this group. Overall it was found in 1 of the 1 members tested in the group. The bars below are grouped by units:

  • geometric mean: 0.985 ng/g in blood serum (vs. 1.7 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in 1 of 1 people in the group (vs. 8 of 8 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in: Nina Damato
0.633ng/g in blood serum3.5


Active ingredient in Scotchgard prior to 2000. Phase out forced by EPA because concentrations in human blood close to levels that harm lab animals.

PFOS (Perfluorooctanesulfonate) were measured in different units for some of the members of this group. Overall it was found in 1 of the 1 members tested in the group. The bars below are grouped by units:

  • geometric mean: 14.7 ng/g in blood serum (vs. 17.5 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in 1 of 1 people in the group (vs. 8 of 8 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in: Nina Damato
3.96ng/g in blood serum47


phthalates

7 of 7 found

In cosmetics, paint, and plastics. Linked to sperm damage and birth defects of male reproductive system.

102ug/g creatinine in urine10800


Total Phthalates

Breakdown product of bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), used in plastics; fetal and adult exposure to DEHP in animals is linked to male reproductive issues.

5.64ug/g creatinine in urine6960


Breakdown product of bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), used in plastics; fetal and adult exposure to DEHP in animals is linked to male reproductive issues.

5.98ug/g creatinine in urine2850


Breakdown product of bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), used in plastics. Linked to male reproductive issues in people and animals.

1.45ug/g creatinine in urine829


Formed from dibutyl phthalates, used in nail polish, cosmetics, and other consumer products; linked to birth defects and male reproductive issues.

7.53ug/g creatinine in urine250


Breakdown product of benzylbutyl phthalate, used in vinyl flooring, car-care products, some cosmetics. Fetal and adult exposures are linked to male reproductive problems.

2.73ug/g creatinine in urine436


Breakdown product of diethyl phthalate, used in consumer products, fragrances. Fetal and adult exposures are linked to male reproductive problems.

9.38ug/g creatinine in urine849


Breakdown product of dimethyl phthalate, used in insect repellant, plastic, rocket propellant. Fetal and adult exposures are linked to male reproductive problems in people.

3.25ug/g creatinine in urine323


polybrominated diphenyl ethers (pbdes)

27-31 of 46 found

Fire retardants in furniture foam, computers, and televisions. Accumulate in human tissues. May harm brain development.

  • geometric mean: 18.9 ng/g lipids in blood serum (vs. 26.3 in CDC biomonitoring [1])
      [excludes PBDE-154/PBB-153]
  • found in 3 of 3 people in the group (vs. 2,037 of 2,337 in CDC biomonitoring)
  • found in: Heather Gellert, Anonymous Teen 1, Emily Sayrs
1.11ng/g lipids in blood serum314


Total Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)

Brominated fire retardants used in polyurethan foam and plastics. These PBDEs are neurotoxic and persist in people and the environment. They were withdrawn from the market in the U.S. in 2005.

  • geometric mean: 0.0685 ng/g lipids in blood serum (vs. 0.0634 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in 2 of 3 people in the group (vs. 64 of 76 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in: Heather Gellert, Emily Sayrs
0.00566ng/g lipids in blood serum3.23


Brominated flame retardants used in plastics. Break down into more toxic and persistent forms in the environment. Withdrawn from the market in the U.S. in 2005.

  • geometric mean: 0.197 ng/g lipids in blood serum (vs. 0.0626 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in 3 of 3 people in the group (vs. 73 of 116 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in: Heather Gellert, Anonymous Teen 1, Emily Sayrs
0.0122ng/g lipids in blood serum4.31


  • geometric mean: 0.065 ng/g lipids in blood serum (vs. 0.0117 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in 3 of 3 people in the group (vs. 32 of 76 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in: Heather Gellert, Emily Sayrs, Anonymous Teen 1
0.00588ng/g lipids in blood serum0.782


Brominated fire retardants used in foam and plastics. Break down into more toxic and persistent forms in the environment. Withdrawn from the market in the U.S. in 2005.

  • geometric mean: 0.0455 ng/g lipids in blood serum (vs. 0.0313 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in 2 of 3 people in the group (vs. 51 of 116 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in: Anonymous Teen 1, Emily Sayrs
0.0262ng/g lipids in blood serum0.59


  • geometric mean: 0.0291 ng/g lipids in blood serum (vs. 0.0176 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in 3 of 3 people in the group (vs. 55 of 76 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in: Heather Gellert, Anonymous Teen 1, Emily Sayrs
0.0025ng/g lipids in blood serum0.54


  • geometric mean: 2.75 ng/g lipids in blood serum (vs. 4.1 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in 3 of 3 people in the group (vs. 116 of 116 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in: Heather Gellert, Emily Sayrs, Anonymous Teen 1
0.238ng/g lipids in blood serum76.9


  • geometric mean: 0.214 ng/g lipids in blood serum (vs. 0.511 in CDC biomonitoring [1])
  • found in 2 of 3 people in the group (vs. 1,110 of 2,337 in CDC biomonitoring)
  • found in: Anonymous Teen 1, Emily Sayrs
0.0068ng/g lipids in blood serum2.73


  • geometric mean: 0.0353 ng/g lipids in blood serum (vs. 0.0403 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in 2 of 3 people in the group (vs. 63 of 76 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in: Emily Sayrs, Anonymous Teen 1
0.0184ng/g lipids in blood serum0.488


Brominated fire retardants currently used in plastics and fabric. The major use is in electronic devices; the minor use is as a backcoating on industrial fabrics. Are directly toxic to mammals and breakdown to more dangerous forms in the environment.

  • geometric mean: 0.371 ng/g lipids in blood serum (vs. 0 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in 1 of 3 people in the group (vs. 24 of 116 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in: Anonymous Teen 1
0ng/g lipids in blood serum19.9


  • geometric mean: 1.13 ng/g lipids in blood serum (vs. 0 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in 1 of 3 people in the group (vs. 32 of 116 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in: Anonymous Teen 1
0ng/g lipids in blood serum19


  • geometric mean: 0.357 ng/g lipids in blood serum (vs. 0 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in 1 of 3 people in the group (vs. 29 of 116 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in: Anonymous Teen 1
0ng/g lipids in blood serum14.7


Brominated flame retardants used in plastics. Break down into more toxic and persistent forms in the environment. Withdrawn from the market in the U.S. in 2005.

  • geometric mean: 0.184 ng/g lipids in blood serum (vs. 0 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in 1 of 3 people in the group (vs. 54 of 116 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in: Anonymous Teen 1
0ng/g lipids in blood serum16.5


Brominated fire retardants used in polyurethan foam and plastics. These PBDEs are neurotoxic and persist in people and the environment. They were withdrawn from the market in the U.S. in 2005.

  • geometric mean: 1.84 ng/g lipids in blood serum (vs. 3.03 in CDC biomonitoring [1])
  • found in 3 of 3 people in the group (vs. 1,918 of 2,337 in CDC biomonitoring)
  • found in: Heather Gellert, Anonymous Teen 1, Emily Sayrs
0.00528ng/g lipids in blood serum32.6


  • geometric mean: 0.0133 ng/g lipids in blood serum (vs. 0.0116 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in 2 of 3 people in the group (vs. 25 of 76 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in: Heather Gellert, Emily Sayrs
0.0121ng/g lipids in blood serum0.27


  • geometric mean: 0.171 ng/g lipids in blood serum (vs. 0.839 in CDC biomonitoring [1])
  • found in 2 of 3 people in the group (vs. 512 of 2,337 in CDC biomonitoring)
  • found in: Anonymous Teen 1, Emily Sayrs
0.000971ng/g lipids in blood serum2.27


In PBDE chemical family - fire retardant in furniture foam, computers, televisions; may harm brain development and hormone systems.

  • geometric mean: 1.92 ng/g lipids in blood serum (vs. 4.32 in CDC biomonitoring [1])
  • found in 2 of 3 people in the group (vs. 1,395 of 2,337 in CDC biomonitoring)
  • found in: Anonymous Teen 1, Emily Sayrs
0.0786ng/g lipids in blood serum31.2


Brominated fire retardants used in polyurethan foam and plastics. These PBDEs are neurotoxic and persist in people and the environment. They were withdrawn from the market in the U.S. in 2005.

In PBDE chemical family - fire retardant in furniture foam, computers, televisions; may harm brain development and hormone systems.

0.33ng/g lipids in blood serum143


  • geometric mean: 0.0675 ng/g lipids in blood serum (vs. 0.0647 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in 3 of 3 people in the group (vs. 64 of 76 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in: Anonymous Teen 1, Heather Gellert, Emily Sayrs
0.0158ng/g lipids in blood serum1.26


  • geometric mean: 0.0112 ng/g lipids in blood serum (vs. 0.00557 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in 2 of 3 people in the group (vs. 28 of 76 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in: Heather Gellert, Emily Sayrs
0.00522ng/g lipids in blood serum0.191


  • geometric mean: 0.083 ng/g lipids in blood serum (vs. 0.337 in CDC biomonitoring [1])
  • found in 3 of 3 people in the group (vs. 449 of 2,337 in CDC biomonitoring)
  • found in: Heather Gellert, Anonymous Teen 1, Emily Sayrs
0.0224ng/g lipids in blood serum1.33


  • geometric mean: 0.00866 ng/g lipids in blood serum (vs. 0.00579 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in 2 of 3 people in the group (vs. 23 of 116 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in: Heather Gellert, Emily Sayrs
0.008ng/g lipids in blood serum0.273


  • geometric mean: 0.0119 ng/g lipids in blood serum (vs. 0.00491 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in 2 of 3 people in the group (vs. 27 of 76 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in: Heather Gellert, Emily Sayrs
0.00386ng/g lipids in blood serum0.128


  • geometric mean: 0.0407 ng/g lipids in blood serum (vs. 0.0163 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in 3 of 3 people in the group (vs. 44 of 76 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in: Heather Gellert, Emily Sayrs, Anonymous Teen 1
0.00643ng/g lipids in blood serum0.823


Brominated fire retardants used in polyurethan foam and plastics. These PBDEs are neurotoxic and persist in people and the environment. They were withdrawn from the market in the U.S. in 2005.

  • geometric mean: 0.0607 ng/g lipids in blood serum (vs. 0.0224 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in 3 of 3 people in the group (vs. 63 of 116 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in: Anonymous Teen 1, Heather Gellert, Emily Sayrs
0.0141ng/g lipids in blood serum0.673


0.0385ng/g lipids in blood serum6.17


  • geometric mean: 0.00355 ng/g lipids in blood serum (vs. 0.00232 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in 2 of 3 people in the group (vs. 18 of 76 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in: Heather Gellert, Emily Sayrs
0.00307ng/g lipids in blood serum0.0211


  • geometric mean: 0.00844 ng/g lipids in blood serum (vs. 0.00639 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in 1 of 3 people in the group (vs. 16 of 76 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in: Emily Sayrs
0.00866ng/g lipids in blood serum0.386


triclosan

1 of 1 found

Antibacterial agent (pesticide) in liquid hand soap, toothpaste, cosmetics, cleaning products, footwear, and plastic products labeled "antibacterial." Triclosan may disrupt thyroid hormones, and can form several chemicals with health and environmental concerns.

Triclosan were measured in different units for some of the members of this group. Overall it was found in 21 of the 21 members tested in the group. The bars below are grouped by units:

  • geometric mean: results not quantified
  • found in 1 of 1 people in the group (vs. 17 of 21 in all EWG/Commonweal studies)
  • found in: Anonymous Teen 1

found in 1 of 1 members of the group, but not quantified

 


0.43ug/g creatinine in urine350


References/Notes

[1] CDC (2005). National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals, Centers for Disease Control. http://www.cdc.gov/exposurereport/. (Methylmercury results have been compared to total mercury in CDC biomonitoring.)

[2] The chemicals co-eluted in the laboratory analysis.