about this participant:

Sara Corbett, a journalist from New York, participated in the 2007 biomonitoring investigation entitled "EWG Study #8, chemicals in mother and 2 children." She gave blood and urine for the study.

Location:

New York

Participant's groups:

Female, Anonymous Family #2, Adult

Study:

EWG Study #8, chemicals in mother and 2 children



health & safety concerns:
chemicals found in this person
Brain and nervous system155
Immune system (including sensitization and allergies)140
Reproduction and fertility36
Respiratory system4
Birth defects and developmental delays2
Cancer2
Endocrine system2
Chronic effects, general2



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Participant: Sara Corbett
Found 131-180 of 304 tested chemicals

Sara Corbett's blood and urine contained 131-180 of 304 industrial compounds, pollutants and other chemicals tested, including chemicals linked to brain and nervous system toxicity, immune system toxicity, and reproductive toxicity and fertility problems.

Summary of chemicals found in Sara Corbett

chemical family level found health effects exposure routes
Bisphenol Alow Polycarbonate plastics, food can linings, dental sealants
Organochlorine Pesticides (OCs)lowReproduction and fertility Contaminated food and drinking water
Perfluorochemicals (PFCs)lowBirth defects and developmental delays, Cancer, Endocrine system Stain- and grease-proof coatings on food packaging, couches, carpets, pans
PhthalateslowEndocrine system Cosmetics, paint, soft plastic, food packaging, and other consumer products
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)moderateReproduction and fertility, Brain and nervous system Foam furniture, carpet padding, computers, televisions, contaminated house dust, food
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)moderateBrain and nervous system, Immune system (including sensitization and allergies) Dietary sources, fatty meat, dairy and fish

Detailed report by chemical (return to summary)

bisphenol a & badge

1 of 1 found

Detected in polycarbonate plastic, dental sealants, and resins that line metal cans. Linked to hormone disruption, birth defects, cancer with effects at very low doses.

  • level found: 1.21 ug/g creatinine in urine
  • Moderate vs 17 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (48th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,612 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (21st %ile)
0ug/g creatinine in urine6.06


organochlorine pesticides (ocs)

15 of 28 found

Includes DDT, chlordane, other pesticides. Largely banned in the U.S. Build up in the human body over time. Cause cancer and reproductive harm.

  • cumulative level found: 50.7 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (75th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (15th %ile) (comparison based on congeners tested by CDC)
0.615ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum2830


Total Organochlorine Pesticides (OCs)

  • level found: 0.515 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [K]
  • High vs 18 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (95th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (53rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.816


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

  • level found: 33.4 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (75th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (13th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum2560


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

  • level found: 2 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (86th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (18th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum75.3


  • level found: 0.0844 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (60th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.307


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

  • level found: 0.41 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [K]
  • Moderate vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (75th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum7.75


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

  • level found: 0.785 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (56th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum37.1


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

  • level found: 0.398 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 18 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (62nd %ile)
0.0972ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum7.4


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

  • level found: 2.66 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (75th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (18th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum35.2


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

  • level found: 0.178 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KD]
  • Moderate vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (67th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.995


  • level found: 0.101 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (82nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.251


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

  • level found: 0.988 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (82nd %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (21st %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum12.6


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

  • level found: 3.81 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (67th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (20th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum24.4


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

  • level found: 1.12 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [K]
  • High vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (82nd %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (15th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum11.3


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

  • level found: 1.71 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 18 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (45th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (20th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum35.7


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

  • level found: 2.53 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 18 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (67th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum86.4


perfluorochemicals (pfcs)

3 of 13 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 8.29 ng/mL (wet weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 55 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (13th %ile)
  • Low vs 3,959 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (9th %ile) (comparison based on congeners tested by CDC)
2.63ng/mL (wet weight) in blood serum77.7


Total Perfluorochemicals (PFCs)

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

  • level found: 0.957 ng/mL (wet weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 55 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (33rd %ile)
  • Moderate vs 2,368 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (61st %ile)
0ng/mL (wet weight) in blood serum5.85


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.

  • level found: 1.32 ng/mL (wet weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 55 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (10th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,368 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (18th %ile)
0.366ng/mL (wet weight) in blood serum10.1


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

  • level found: 6.01 ng/mL (wet weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 55 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (15th %ile)
  • Low vs 1,591 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (2nd %ile)
1.07ng/mL (wet weight) in blood serum64.1


phthalates

7 of 7 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 142 ug/g creatinine in urine
  • Low vs 72 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (12th %ile)
  • Low vs 8,020 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (21st %ile) (comparison based on congeners tested by CDC)
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.

  • level found: 19.1 ug/g creatinine in urine
  • Low vs 72 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (16th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 5,479 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (53rd %ile)
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.

  • level found: 17.5 ug/g creatinine in urine
  • Low vs 72 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (25th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 5,479 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (66th %ile)
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.

  • level found: 4.48 ug/g creatinine in urine
  • Moderate vs 72 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (34th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 8,020 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (65th %ile)
0ug/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.

  • level found: 40.9 ug/g creatinine in urine
  • Moderate vs 72 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (31st %ile)
  • High vs 8,020 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (79th %ile)
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.

  • level found: 27.8 ug/g creatinine in urine
  • Moderate vs 72 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (63rd %ile)
  • High vs 8,020 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (76th %ile)
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.

  • level found: 16.7 ug/g creatinine in urine
  • Low vs 72 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (10th %ile)
  • Low vs 8,015 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (3rd %ile)
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.

  • level found: 15.1 ug/g creatinine in urine
  • High vs 72 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (77th %ile)
  • High vs 5,479 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (97th %ile)
0ug/g creatinine in urine323


polybrominated diphenyl ethers (pbdes)

17-20 of 46 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 16.6 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (38th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (26th %ile) (comparison based on congeners tested by CDC)
1.11ng/g (lipid weight) 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.

  • level found: 0.0992 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (52nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) 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.

  • level found: 0.393 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [D]
  • High vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (82nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum4.31


  • level found: 0.0999 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (90th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) 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.

  • level found: 0.0503 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KD]
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (70th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.59


  • level found: 3.18 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (43rd %ile)
0.238ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum76.9


  • level found: 0.145 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [D]
  • Moderate vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (50th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (15th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum2.73


  • level found: 0.0328 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [K]
  • Moderate vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (29th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.488


  • level found: 0.0503 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KD]
  • Moderate vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (64th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.59


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.

  • level found: 0.308 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [D]
  • High vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (92nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) 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.

  • level found: 1.22 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (38th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (25th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum32.6


  • level found: 0.115 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [D]
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (57th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (17th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum2.27


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

  • level found: 1.73 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [D]
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (53rd %ile)
  • Moderate vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (26th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) 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.

  • level found: 8.52 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (43rd %ile)
  • Moderate vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (30th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum143


  • level found: 0.077 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [K]
  • Moderate vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (52nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.26


  • level found: 0.0762 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (69th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (16th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.33


  • level found: 0.0339 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (65th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) 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.

  • level found: 0.0535 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [K]
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (72nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.673


  • level found: 0.0535 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [K]
  • Moderate vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (57th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.673


  • level found: 0.489 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (41st %ile)
  • High vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (94th %ile)
0.0385ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum6.17


  • level found: 0.489 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (45th %ile)
0.0385ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum6.17


polychlorinated biphenyls (pcbs)

88-134 of 208 found

Banned industrial insulators and lubricants. Cause cancer and nervous system problems.

  • cumulative level found: 53 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (63rd %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (51st %ile) (comparison based on congeners tested by CDC)
2.95ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum600


Total Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

  • level found: 0.0985 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (60th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.583


In polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) family of chemicals - banned industrial insulators and lubricants; cause cancer and nervous system problems.

  • level found: 2.37 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (63rd %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (16th %ile)
0.0371ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum34.3


In polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) family of chemicals - banned industrial insulators and lubricants; cause cancer and nervous system problems.

  • level found: 0.29 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (66th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.67


  • level found: 0.432 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (85th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (15th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum5.76


In polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) family of chemicals - banned industrial insulators and lubricants; cause cancer and nervous system problems.

  • level found: 0.039 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (69th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.08


  • level found: 0.0353 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [K]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (77th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.402


In polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) family of chemicals - banned industrial insulators and lubricants; cause cancer and nervous system problems.

  • level found: 0.529 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (63rd %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum6.74


  • level found: 0.666 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (81st %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0.0119ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum10


In polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) family of chemicals - banned industrial insulators and lubricants; cause cancer and nervous system problems.

  • level found: 0.0263 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [K]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (66th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.65


In polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) family of chemicals - banned industrial insulators and lubricants; cause cancer and nervous system problems.

  • level found: 8.51 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (66th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (37th %ile)
0.211ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum112


  • level found: 0.00797 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (81st %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0938


In polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) family of chemicals - banned industrial insulators and lubricants; cause cancer and nervous system problems.

  • level found: 0.836 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (63rd %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum8.68


In polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) family of chemicals - banned industrial insulators and lubricants; cause cancer and nervous system problems.

  • level found: 2.9 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (63rd %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (17th %ile)
0.0607ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum36.4


  • level found: 0.173 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (86th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (12th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.61


In polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) family of chemicals - banned industrial insulators and lubricants; cause cancer and nervous system problems.

  • level found: 0.424 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (69th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum5.15


In polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) family of chemicals - banned industrial insulators and lubricants; cause cancer and nervous system problems.

  • level found: 0.105 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (86th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum8.96


  • level found: 0.0821 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (66th %ile)
  • High vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (82nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.83


  • level found: 5.02 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (74th %ile)
0.297ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum72.6


  • level found: 0.209 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (74th %ile)
0.00898ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum2.63


  • level found: 0.0353 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (74th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.179


  • level found: 0.168 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (81st %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum2.01


  • level found: 0.176 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (70th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.923


  • level found: 0.00983 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (85th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0487


In polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) family of chemicals - banned industrial insulators and lubricants; cause cancer and nervous system problems.

  • level found: 0.278 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (58th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.95


  • level found: 0.0127 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (58th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.137


  • level found: 0.0117 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [K]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (97th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0304


In polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) family of chemicals - banned industrial insulators and lubricants; cause cancer and nervous system problems.

  • level found: 1.1 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (60th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0.0243ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum14


  • level found: 0.0939 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [D]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (62nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.457


In polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) family of chemicals - banned industrial insulators and lubricants; cause cancer and nervous system problems.

  • level found: 7.78 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (60th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (24th %ile)
0.379ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum96.5


In polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) family of chemicals - banned industrial insulators and lubricants; cause cancer and nervous system problems.

  • level found: 1.03 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (58th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum14.6


  • level found: 0.156 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (78th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.864


  • level found: 0.0232 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (85th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.14


  • level found: 0.00695 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [K]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (85th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0726


  • level found: 0.263 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (72nd %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (13th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.83


In polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) family of chemicals - banned industrial insulators and lubricants; cause cancer and nervous system problems.

  • level found: 0.0224 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KD]
  • Low vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (20th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.74


  • level found: 0.0309 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (60th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.418


In polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) family of chemicals - banned industrial insulators and lubricants; cause cancer and nervous system problems.

  • level found: 1.8 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (69th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum29


  • level found: 0.142 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (86th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.7


In polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) family of chemicals - banned industrial insulators and lubricants; cause cancer and nervous system problems.

  • level found: 0.71 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (75th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum13.7


In polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) family of chemicals - banned industrial insulators and lubricants; cause cancer and nervous system problems.

  • level found: 3.17 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (66th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (25th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum34


  • level found: 0.393 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (86th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum5.57


  • level found: 0.699 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (63rd %ile)
  • Low vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (11th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum12.3


  • level found: 0.0254 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [K]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (85th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.207


In polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) family of chemicals - banned industrial insulators and lubricants; cause cancer and nervous system problems.

  • level found: 2.15 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (78th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum40


In polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) family of chemicals - banned industrial insulators and lubricants; cause cancer and nervous system problems.

  • level found: 0.0688 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (66th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (11th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum17.4


  • level found: 0.929 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (81st %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum11.7


  • level found: 1.92 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (66th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum22.4


  • level found: 0.0765 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (89th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.53


  • level found: 0.166 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (77th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.805


  • level found: 0.283 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (69th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (31st %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum13.1


  • level found: 0.512 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (66th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (13th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum4.98


  • level found: 0.0643 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [D]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (89th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.212


  • level found: 0.0807 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (74th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.353


In polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) family of chemicals - banned industrial insulators and lubricants; cause cancer and nervous system problems.

  • level found: 0.113 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (58th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (52nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.39


  • level found: 0.00865 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (85th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0573


  • level found: 0.0975 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (78th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.96


  • level found: 0.0805 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (54th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.836


In polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) family of chemicals - banned industrial insulators and lubricants; cause cancer and nervous system problems.

  • level found: 2.07 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (49th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0.212ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum30.8


  • level found: 0.0156 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (89th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0329


  • level found: 0.0449 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (80th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.333


  • level found: 0.0175 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [K]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (95th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0442


  • level found: 0.00729 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [K]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (75th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum4.98


  • level found: 0.997 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (58th %ile)
0.0828ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum14.9


  • level found: 0.0144 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [D]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (75th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum13.1


  • level found: 0.105 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (86th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.483


  • level found: 0.0224 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [D]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (85th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0544


  • level found: 0.0107 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KD]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (92nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0419


In polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) family of chemicals - banned industrial insulators and lubricants; cause cancer and nervous system problems.

  • level found: 0.125 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [D]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (69th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.18


  • level found: 0.00899 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KD]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (66th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0231


In polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) family of chemicals - banned industrial insulators and lubricants; cause cancer and nervous system problems.

  • level found: 0.0437 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KD]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (92nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum2.14


  • level found: 0.00865 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (85th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0144


In polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) family of chemicals - banned industrial insulators and lubricants; cause cancer and nervous system problems.

  • level found: 0.248 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [D]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (78th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (32nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum4.47


  • level found: 0.00882 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [K]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (62nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0425


In polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) family of chemicals - banned industrial insulators and lubricants; cause cancer and nervous system problems.

  • level found: 0.114 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (78th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.65


  • level found: 0.744 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (70th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum23.4


  • level found: 0.0142 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (66th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.142


In polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) family of chemicals - banned industrial insulators and lubricants; cause cancer and nervous system problems.

  • level found: 0.0288 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [D]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (78th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.68


In polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) family of chemicals - banned industrial insulators and lubricants; cause cancer and nervous system problems.

  • level found: 0.37 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (63rd %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.46


  • level found: 0.012 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [K]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (70th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.161


  • level found: 0.0105 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KD]
  • Moderate vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (64th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0386


  • level found: 0.00763 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (52nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0531


In polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) family of chemicals - banned industrial insulators and lubricants; cause cancer and nervous system problems.

  • level found: 0.0209 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [D]
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (42nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.88


  • level found: 0.432 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (80th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum5.11


  • level found: 0.0225 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [D]
  • Moderate vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (68th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0645


  • level found: 0.00661 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [K]
  • Moderate vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (60th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0185


  • level found: 0.0443 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [D]
  • Moderate vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (68th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.138


  • level found: 0.00882 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KD]
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (80th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0188


  • level found: 0.00983 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [K]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (86th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0712


Chemicals not found in Sara Corbett

124 chemicals

4,4'-DDD, 2,4'-DDD, Octachlorostyrene, trans-Chlordane, alpha-Endosulphan, beta-Endosulphan, Endrin, Endosulphan Sulphate, Endrin aldehyde, Endrin Ketone, Methoxychlor, 2,4'-DDE, Aldrin, PFUnA (Perfluoroundecanoic acid), PFHpA (Perfluoroheptanoic acid), PFBA (Perfluorobutyric acid), PFBS (Perfluorobutane sulfonate), PFDA (Perfluorodecanoic acid), PFDoA (Perfluorododecanoic acid), PFPeA (Perfluoro-n-pentanoic acid), PFOSA (Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid), PFHxA (Perfluorohexanoic acid), PFHxS (Perfluorohexanesulfonate), PBDE-207, PBDE-10, PBDE-209, PBDE-206, PBDE-32, PBDE-7, PBDE-8, PBDE-126, PBDE-77, PBDE-35, PBDE-11, PBDE-37, PBDE-12, PBDE-13, PBDE-30, PBDE-75, PBDE-120, PBDE-128, PBDE-208, PBDE-181, PBDE-140, PBDE-51, PBDE-105, PBDE-71, PBDE-116, PBDE-119, PCB-10, PCB-103, PCB-91, PCB-88, PCB-143, PCB-13, PCB-124, PCB-134, PCB-12, PCB-107, PCB-161, PCB-6, PCB-104, PCB-106, PCB-96, PCB-57, PCB-56, PCB-55, PCB-54, PCB-5, PCB-48, PCB-46, PCB-43, PCB-4, PCB-39, PCB-38, PCB-36, PCB-35, PCB-58, PCB-67, PCB-94, PCB-9, PCB-89, PCB-82, PCB-81, PCB-80, PCB-8, PCB-79, PCB-78, PCB-77, PCB-73, PCB-72, PCB-7, PCB-34, PCB-27, PCB-25, PCB-155, PCB-152, PCB-150, PCB-15, PCB-148, PCB-145, PCB-141, PCB-142, PCB-14, PCB-131, PCB-122, PCB-121, PCB-159, PCB-162, PCB-169, PCB-24, PCB-23, PCB-22, PCB-204, PCB-2, PCB-192, PCB-19, PCB-188, PCB-186, PCB-184, PCB-182, PCB-176, PCB-112, Triclosan

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.)

[D] The concentration detected in the lab blank is 15% or greater of the detected value.

[K] Peak detected but did not meet quantification criteria; concentration is unconfirmed

[L] Peak found below the level found in the lab blank.

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

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