about this participant:

Angela Strother, a graphic artist from Gainesville, FL, participated in the 2003 biomonitoring investigation entitled "EWG Study #2, flame retardants in breast milk." She gave breast milk for the study on May 6, 2003 at age 33, when her baby, Grace, was 73 days old.

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Location:

Gainesville, FL

Participant's groups:

Women of Childbearing Age, Female, Adult

Study:

EWG Study #2, flame retardants in breast milk

Sample Date:

May 6, 2003



health & safety concerns:
chemicals found in this person
Brain and nervous system27
Reproduction and fertility27



picture of Angela Strother

Participant: Angela Strother
Found 23-27 of 44 tested chemicals

Angela Strother's breast milk contained 23-27 of 44 industrial compounds, pollutants and other chemicals tested, including chemicals linked to brain and nervous system toxicity, reproductive toxicity and fertility problems,

Summary of chemicals found in Angela Strother

chemical family level found health effects exposure routes
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)highReproduction and fertility, Brain and nervous system Foam furniture, carpet padding, computers, televisions, contaminated house dust, food

Test results by chemical family (see each chemical)

polybrominated diphenyl ethers (pbdes)

23-27 of 44 found — see each chemical

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

  • cumulative level found: 178 ppb (lipid weight) in breast milk
  • High vs 20 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (80th %ile)
9.51ppb (lipid weight) in breast milk1080


Total Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)

Chemicals not found in Angela Strother

17 chemicals

PBDE-208, PBDE-2, PBDE-1, PBDE-13, PBDE-12, PBDE-35, PBDE-77, PBDE-126, PBDE-10, PBDE-32, PBDE-30, PBDE-116, PBDE-119, PBDE-105, PBDE-190, PBDE-181, PBDE-3

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.)

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