about this participant:
May, 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 at age 4.
health & safety concerns:
|chemicals found in this person|
|Immune system (including sensitization and allergies)||4|
|Chronic effects, general||2|
|Gastrointestinal (including liver)||1|
Found 7 of 8 tested chemicals
May's blood and urine contained 7 of 8 industrial compounds, pollutants and other chemicals tested, including chemicals linked to respiratory system toxicity, immune system toxicity, and chronic effects.
- This participant's samples show above average levels of Phthalates, compared to all others in EWG studies
Summary of chemicals found in May
|chemical family||level found||health effects||exposure routes|
|Phthalates||moderate||Endocrine system||Cosmetics, paint, soft plastic, food packaging, and other consumer products|
Test results by chemical family (see each chemical)
7 of 7 found — see each chemical
In cosmetics, paint, and plastics. Linked to sperm damage and birth defects of male reproductive system.
- cumulative level found: 362 ug/g creatinine in urine
- Moderate vs 72 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (56th %ile)
- Moderate vs 8,020 tested in CDC biomonitoring  (58th %ile) (comparison based on congeners tested by CDC)
|102||ug/g creatinine in urine||10800|
Chemicals not found in May
 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.)