about this participant:

Adult #108, from USA, participated in the -0001 biomonitoring investigation entitled "Other Body Burden Studies." gave for the study.

Location:

USA

Participant's groups:

Study:

Other Body Burden Studies



health & safety concerns:
chemicals found in this person
Brain and nervous system25
Reproduction and fertility24
Immune system (including sensitization and allergies)2
Endocrine system2
Birth defects and developmental delays2
Cancer2
Gastrointestinal (including liver)1
Chronic effects, general1



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Participant: Adult #108
Found 32-36 of 74 tested chemicals

Adult #108's contained 32-36 of 74 industrial compounds, pollutants and other chemicals tested, including chemicals linked to brain and nervous system toxicity, reproductive toxicity and fertility problems, and immune system toxicity.

  • Mercury exposure above the federal government's safe level
  • This participant's samples show the highest levels of Mercury, total compared to all others in EWG studies
  • This participant's samples show above average levels of Methylmercury, Perfluorochemicals (PFCs), Bisphenol A and compared to all others in EWG studies

Summary of chemicals found in Adult #108

chemical family level found health effects exposure routes
Bisphenol Amoderate Polycarbonate plastics, food can linings, dental sealants
Leadhigh Lead-based paint in older homes, household dust, vinyl products, tap water
MercuryhighBrain and nervous system Seafood, flu shots/vaccines, dental fillings
Methylmercuryhigh Dietary sources, particularly seafood
Nitro- and polycylic- musksmoderateEndocrine system Cosmetics, perfumes, cleaning agents, detergents, soaps
Perfluorochemicals (PFCs)moderateCancer, Birth defects and developmental delays, Endocrine system Stain- and grease-proof coatings on food packaging, couches, carpets, pans
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)lowReproduction and fertility, Brain and nervous system Foam furniture, carpet padding, computers, televisions, contaminated house dust, food

Test results by chemical family (see each chemical)

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: 1.47 ug/g creatinine in urine
  • Moderate vs 17 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (53rd %ile)
  • Moderate vs 2,612 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (29th %ile) (comparison based on congeners tested by CDC)
0ug/g creatinine in urine6.06


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.

  • level found: 2.72 ug/dL (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Moderate vs 71 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (75th %ile)
  • High vs 8,373 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (82nd %ile) (comparison based on congeners tested by CDC)
0.222ug/dL (wet weight) 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.

  • level found: 12 ug/L (wet weight) in whole blood
  • High vs 40 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (99th %ile)
  • High vs 8,373 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (99th %ile) (comparison based on congeners tested by CDC)
7.0E-5ug/L (wet weight) 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.

  • level found: 9.91 ug/L (wet weight) in whole blood
  • High vs 88 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (96th %ile)
  • High vs 8,373 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (99th %ile) (comparison based on congeners tested by CDC)
0ug/L (wet weight) in whole blood25.9


nitro- and polycylic- musks

1 of 10 found — see each chemical

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

  • cumulative level found: 0.31 ng/g (wet weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 42 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (46th %ile)
0ng/g (wet weight) in blood serum4.23


Total Nitro- and polycylic- musks

perfluorochemicals (pfcs)

8 of 13 found — see each chemical

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

  • cumulative level found: 34.6 ng/mL (wet weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 55 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (75th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 3,959 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (62nd %ile) (comparison based on congeners tested by CDC)
2.63ng/mL (wet weight) in blood serum77.7


Total Perfluorochemicals (PFCs)

polybrominated diphenyl ethers (pbdes)

19-23 of 46 found — see each chemical

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

  • cumulative level found: 15.4 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (33rd %ile)
  • Low vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (21st %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 Adult #108

38 chemicals

Tetrabromobisphenol A, Galaxolide, Traseolide, Phantolide, Musk ketone, Musk moskene, Musk tibetene, Musk xylene, Cashmeran, Celestolide, PFBA (Perfluorobutyric acid), PFBS (Perfluorobutane sulfonate), PFHxA (Perfluorohexanoic acid), PFHpA (Perfluoroheptanoic acid), PFPeA (Perfluoro-n-pentanoic acid), PBDE-35, PBDE-105, PBDE-116, PBDE-126, PBDE-128, PBDE-181, PBDE-190, PBDE-207, PBDE-208, PBDE-209, PBDE-77, PBDE-75, PBDE-71, PBDE-32, PBDE-30, PBDE-10, PBDE-37, PBDE-12, PBDE-8, PBDE-13, PBDE-11, PBDE-51, PBDE-7

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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