about this participant:

Greta Hardin, from Lake Forest Park, WA, participated in the 2008 biomonitoring investigation entitled "EWG Study #9, flame retardants in mothers and children." She gave blood for the study on September 20, 2006 at age 34.

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Location:

Lake Forest Park, WA

Participant's groups:

PBDE Family 3, Moms, Female, Adult

Study:

EWG Study #9, flame retardants in mothers and children

Sample Date:

September 20, 2006



health & safety concerns:
chemicals found in this person
Brain and nervous system10
Reproduction and fertility10



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Participant: Greta Hardin
Found 10 of 20 tested chemicals

Greta Hardin's blood contained 10 of 20 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 Greta Hardin

chemical family level found health effects exposure routes
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)moderateReproduction 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)

10 of 20 found — see each chemical

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)

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

  • cumulative level found: 73.8 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
      [excludes PBDE-154/PBB-153]
  • High vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (82nd %ile)
  • Moderate vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (74th %ile) (comparison based on congeners tested by CDC)
1.11ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum314


Total Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)

Chemicals not found in Greta Hardin

10 chemicals

PBDE-138, PBDE-201, PBDE-196, PBDE-208, PBDE-207, PBDE-206, PBDE-71, PBDE-66, PBDE-17, PBDE-203

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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