about this participant:

The Red Cross collected umbilical cord blood from an anonymous newborn on this baby's day of birth, August 23, 2004, at a U.S. hospital.

Related links:
Location:

USA

Participant's groups:

In Utero/newborn

Study:

EWG/Commonweal Study #4, industrial chemicals and pesticides in cord blood



health & safety concerns:
chemicals found in this person
Brain and nervous system160
Immune system (including sensitization and allergies)141
Reproduction and fertility46
Gastrointestinal (including liver)40
Birth defects and developmental delays8
Cancer2
Biochemical effects1
Hematologic (blood) system1



picture of Baby #4

Participant: Baby #4
Found 161.66666666667-231 of 395 tested chemicals

Baby #4's cord blood contained 161.66666666667-231 of 395 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 Baby #4

chemical family level found health effects exposure routes
Brominated dioxins & furansmoderateImmune system (including sensitization and allergies) Dietary sources, fatty meat, dairy and fish
Chlorinated dioxins & furansmoderateImmune system (including sensitization and allergies), Birth defects and developmental delays Dietary sources, fatty meat, dairy and fish
Methylmercurymoderate Dietary sources, particularly seafood
Organochlorine Pesticides (OCs)lowReproduction and fertility Contaminated food and drinking water
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
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)moderateBrain and nervous system, Immune system (including sensitization and allergies) Dietary sources, fatty meat, dairy and fish
Polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs)moderateGastrointestinal (including liver) Dietary sources, fatty meat, dairy and fish

Detailed report by chemical (return to summary)

brominated dioxins & furans

2 of 12 found

Contaminants in flame retardants, pollutants from plastics. May harm hormone system.

  • cumulative level found: 18.8 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (70th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (56th %ile) (comparison based on congeners tested by CDC)
0pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1440


Total Brominated dioxins & furans

  • level found: 17.8 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (74th %ile)
0pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum751


  • level found: 1.05 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (74th %ile)
0pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum25.5


chlorinated dioxins & furans

6 of 17 found

Pollutants from PVC production, industrial bleaching, and incineration. Cause cancer and may harm hormone system.

  • cumulative level found: 81.2 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (48th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (48th %ile) (comparison based on congeners tested by CDC)
5pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1860


Total Chlorinated dioxins & furans

Chlorinated dioxins are unwanted byproducts of the manufacture and burning of products that contain chlorine. Dioxins cause cancer in humans, and they are generally considered to be among the most toxic environmental contaminants known to man. As a class, dioxins are extremely toxic, persistent, bioaccumulative, and lipophilic ("fat-loving"). This means that dioxins build up and are stored in fatty tissues and fluids, such as breast milk, and can be passed on to fetuses and infants during pregnancy and lactation. Most people are exposed to dioxin through the food they eat, primarily from meat, dairy, fish and eggs.

In humans, dioxins are associated with cancer, skin lesions, damage to the nervous system and immune system, altered carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, thyroid disruption, altered menstrual cycling, and cardiovascular effects.

In laboratory animals, dioxins are known to cause a variety of effects including cancer and impaired reproductive, endocrine, cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, neurological and metabolic function. In addition, dioxins cause skin disease and birth defects.

In dioxin family of chemicals - pollutants from PVC production, industrial bleaching, incineration; cause cancer, may harm hormone system.

  • level found: 12.6 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (48th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (39th %ile)
0pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum125


Chlorinated furans, also called chlorinated dibenzofurans or CDFs, are toxic, persistent, bioaccumulative, and lipophilic ("fat-loving""). This means that CDFs build up and are stored in fatty tissues and fluid, such as breast milk, and can be passed on to fetuses and infants during pregnancy and lactation.

In humans, CDFs are associated with premature birth and abnormal development, liver toxicity, skin disease, eye inflammation, and damage to the nervous, immune, endocrine, and reproductive systems (ATSDR 1994b).

In laboratory animals, CDFs are known to cause a variety of effects including damage to the reproductive, endocrine, immune, and nervous systems. In addition, CDFs harm the kidneys and gastrointestinal tract, and cause birth defects (ATSDR 1994b).

In chlorinated furan family of chemicals - pollutants from PVC production, industrial bleaching, incineration; cause cancer, may harm hormone system.

  • level found: 0.524 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (30th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (44th %ile)
0pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum61.4


Chlorinated dioxins are unwanted byproducts of the manufacture and burning of products that contain chlorine. Dioxins cause cancer in humans, and they are generally considered to be among the most toxic environmental contaminants known to man. As a class, dioxins are extremely toxic, persistent, bioaccumulative, and lipophilic ("fat-loving"). This means that dioxins build up and are stored in fatty tissues and fluids, such as breast milk, and can be passed on to fetuses and infants during pregnancy and lactation. Most people are exposed to dioxin through the food they eat, primarily from meat, dairy, fish and eggs.

In humans, dioxins are associated with cancer, skin lesions, damage to the nervous system and immune system, altered carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, thyroid disruption, altered menstrual cycling, and cardiovascular effects.

In laboratory animals, dioxins are known to cause a variety of effects including cancer and impaired reproductive, endocrine, cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, neurological and metabolic function. In addition, dioxins cause skin disease and birth defects.

In dioxin family of chemicals - pollutants from PVC production, industrial bleaching, incineration; cause cancer, may harm hormone system.

  • level found: 8.38 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (53rd %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (59th %ile)
0pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum63.7


In dioxin family of chemicals - pollutants from PVC production, industrial bleaching, incineration; cause cancer, may harm hormone system.

  • level found: 3.66 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (53rd %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (52nd %ile)
0pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum24.3


Chlorinated furans, also called chlorinated dibenzofurans or CDFs, are toxic, persistent, bioaccumulative, and lipophilic ("fat-loving""). This means that CDFs build up and are stored in fatty tissues and fluid, such as breast milk, and can be passed on to fetuses and infants during pregnancy and lactation.

In humans, CDFs are associated with premature birth and abnormal development, liver toxicity, skin disease, eye inflammation, and damage to the nervous, immune, endocrine, and reproductive systems (ATSDR 1994b).

In laboratory animals, CDFs are known to cause a variety of effects including damage to the reproductive, endocrine, immune, and nervous systems. In addition, CDFs harm the kidneys and gastrointestinal tract, and cause birth defects (ATSDR 1994b).

In chlorinated furan family of chemicals - pollutants from PVC production, industrial bleaching, incineration; cause cancer, may harm hormone system.

  • level found: 1.05 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (48th %ile)
0pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum13.6


Chlorinated dioxins are unwanted byproducts of the manufacture and burning of products that contain chlorine. Dioxins cause cancer in humans, and they are generally considered to be among the most toxic environmental contaminants known to man. As a class, dioxins are extremely toxic, persistent, bioaccumulative, and lipophilic ("fat-loving"). This means that dioxins build up and are stored in fatty tissues and fluids, such as breast milk, and can be passed on to fetuses and infants during pregnancy and lactation. Most people are exposed to dioxin through the food they eat, primarily from meat, dairy, fish and eggs.

In humans, dioxins are associated with cancer, skin lesions, damage to the nervous system and immune system, altered carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, thyroid disruption, altered menstrual cycling, and cardiovascular effects.

In laboratory animals, dioxins are known to cause a variety of effects including cancer and impaired reproductive, endocrine, cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, neurological and metabolic function. In addition, dioxins cause skin disease and birth defects.

In dioxin family of chemicals - pollutants from PVC production, industrial bleaching, incineration; cause cancer, may harm hormone system.

  • level found: 55 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (50th %ile)
0pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1590


metals

1 of 1 found

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: 0.42 ug/L (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Low vs 88 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (23rd %ile)
  • Moderate vs 8,373 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (37th %ile)
0ug/L (wet weight) in whole blood25.9


organochlorine pesticides (ocs)

18 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: 18.6 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (56th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (12th %ile) (comparison based on congeners tested by CDC)
0.615ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum2830


Total Organochlorine Pesticides (OCs)

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: 6.6 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (52nd %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (12th %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: 0.244 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (97th %ile)
  • High vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (96th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.345


  • level found: 0.27 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (93rd %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: 0.0251 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (41st %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: 0.545 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (97th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.827


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: 1.5 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (78th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum37.1


  • level found: 0.351 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (97th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.361


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: 0.207 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 18 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (34th %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: 1.66 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (52nd %ile)
  • Low vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (16th %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: 0.473 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (86th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.995


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: 0.277 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (81st %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.28


  • level found: 0.144 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (93rd %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: 0.558 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (63rd %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: 3.01 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (63rd %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: 0.192 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (56th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (15th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum11.3


  • level found: 0.0958 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 18 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (73rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.291


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: 1.8 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 18 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (62nd %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: 0.649 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 18 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (45th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum86.4


perfluorochemicals (pfcs)

5 of 12 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 4.93 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (53rd %ile)
0.736ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood27.8


Total Perfluorochemicals (PFCs)

Breakdown product of stain- and grease-proof coatings on food packaging and household products. Highly persistent in people and the environment.

  • level found: 0.682 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (92nd %ile)
0ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood0.778


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

  • level found: 0.079 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (48th %ile)
0ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood0.686


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: 1.12 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (70th %ile)
0.176ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood4.2


In fire fighting foams and carpet treatments. Phased out of consumer products by 3M in 2000 over health concerns.

  • level found: 0.43 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (44th %ile)
0ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood5.52


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: 2.62 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (53rd %ile)
0.352ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood16.2


polybrominated diphenyl ethers (pbdes)

22-27 of 46 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 14.2 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (31st %ile)
  • Low vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (13th %ile) (comparison based on congeners tested by CDC)
1.11ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum314


Total Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)

Brominated fire retardants currently used in plastics and fabric. The major use is in electronic devices; the minor use is as a backcoating on industrial fabrics. Are directly toxic to mammals and breakdown to more dangerous forms in the environment.

A fire retardant used in TVs, monitors and electronics. Growing evidence that chemical breaks down in the environment to more persistent and toxic forms.

  • level found: 9.63 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (94th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum270


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: 0.0194 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (95th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.039


  • level found: 0.033 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (97th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0606


  • level found: 0.0304 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (32nd %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: 0.0503 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (43rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum4.31


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: 0.0455 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (66th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.59


  • level found: 0.294 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (3rd %ile)
0.238ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum76.9


  • level found: 0.00681 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (31st %ile)
  • Low vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (15th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum2.73


  • level found: 0.0424 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (49th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.488


Brominated fire retardants currently used in plastics and fabric. The major use is in electronic devices; the minor use is as a backcoating on industrial fabrics. Are directly toxic to mammals and breakdown to more dangerous forms in the environment.

  • level found: 0.387 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (90th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum19.9


  • level found: 1.53 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (91st %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum19


  • level found: 1.33 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (92nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum14.7


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: 0.0984 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (71st %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: 0.0445 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (7th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (15th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum32.6


  • level found: 0.012 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (44th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (17th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum2.27


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: 0.33 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (6th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (15th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum143


  • level found: 0.0387 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (27th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.26


  • level found: 0.0393 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (52nd %ile)
  • Low vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (16th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.33


  • level found: 0.0199 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (49th %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: 0.0298 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (56th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.673


  • level found: 0.12 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (13th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (45th %ile)
0.0385ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum6.17


  • level found: 0.0178 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (99th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0211


polychlorinated biphenyls (pcbs)

84.666666666667-132 of 209 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 8.02 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (23rd %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (40th %ile) (comparison based on congeners tested by CDC)
2.95ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum600


Total Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

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

  • level found: 0.0825 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (39th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum19.4


  • level found: 0.0238 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (12th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.583


  • level found: 0.0178 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (56th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0531


  • level found: 0.0542 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (97th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.09


  • level found: 0.00262 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (24th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.122


  • level found: 0.00236 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (60th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0163


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

  • level found: 0.0257 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (21st %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum5.08


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

  • level found: 0.242 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (23rd %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: 0.0343 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (29th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.67


  • level found: 0.0335 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (35th %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: 0.00393 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (40th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.08


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

  • level found: 0.0751 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (26th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum6.74


  • level found: 0.039 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (27th %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: 0.00288 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (32nd %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: 0.996 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (20th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (15th %ile)
0.211ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum112


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

  • level found: 0.11 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (23rd %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: 0.217 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (23rd %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0.0607ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum36.4


  • level found: 0.00419 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (40th %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: 0.0571 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (35th %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: 0.0157 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (38th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum8.96


  • level found: 0.011 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (43rd %ile)
  • High vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (82nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.83


  • level found: 1.23 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (35th %ile)
0.297ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum72.6


  • level found: 0.0327 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (35th %ile)
0.00898ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum2.63


  • level found: 0.00445 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (58th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.179


  • level found: 0.0147 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (31st %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum2.01


  • level found: 0.00393 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (16th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.923


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

  • level found: 0.0707 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (32nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.95


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

  • level found: 0.12 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (23rd %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0.0243ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum14


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

  • level found: 1.39 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (23rd %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (13th %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: 0.13 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (23rd %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum14.6


  • level found: 0.00916 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (35th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.864


  • level found: 0.0696 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (38th %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: 0.0427 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (48th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.74


  • level found: 0.0997 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (60th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.319


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

  • level found: 0.104 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (26th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum29


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

  • level found: 0.0351 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (40th %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: 0.163 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (29th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (12th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum34


  • level found: 0.0584 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (52nd %ile)
  • Low vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum5.57


  • level found: 0.0785 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (20th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (11th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum12.3


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

  • level found: 0.177 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (38th %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: 0.00785 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (26th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (11th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum17.4


  • level found: 0.0272 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (24th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum11.7


  • level found: 0.108 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (23rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum22.4


  • level found: 0.012 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (43rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.805


  • level found: 0.0346 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (49th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (31st %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum13.1


  • level found: 0.033 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (35th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (13th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum4.98


  • level found: 0.0157 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (58th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.212


  • level found: 0.0113 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (39th %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: 0.0338 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (46th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (52nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.39


  • level found: 0.00838 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (40th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.96


  • level found: 0.0283 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (47th %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: 0.464 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (26th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0.212ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum30.8


  • level found: 0.000262 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (78th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0321


  • level found: 0.26 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (35th %ile)
0.0828ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum14.9


  • level found: 0.0131 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (69th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum13.1


  • level found: 0.000785 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (47th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0343


  • level found: 0.00524 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (52nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.483


  • level found: 0.0285 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (89th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0544


  • level found: 0.0139 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (95th %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: 0.0369 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (55th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.18


  • level found: 0.00524 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (47th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0231


  • level found: 0.00838 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (89th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0136


  • level found: 0.011 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (97th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0118


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

  • level found: 0.00262 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (66th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum2.14


  • level found: 0.000262 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (43rd %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: 0.0228 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (43rd %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (32nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum4.47


  • level found: 0.0628 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (99th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0628


  • level found: 0.00497 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (47th %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: 0.0479 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (69th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.65


  • level found: 0.461 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (54th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum23.4


  • level found: 0.0105 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (58th %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: 0.0225 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (75th %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: 0.122 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (52nd %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.46


  • level found: 0.00838 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (66th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.161


  • level found: 0.00288 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (86th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0283


  • level found: 0.0168 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (80th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0386


  • level found: 0.00681 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (48th %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: 0.0178 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (39th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.88


  • level found: 0.0895 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (56th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum5.11


  • level found: 0.0364 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (88th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0645


  • level found: 0.0301 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (99th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0301


  • level found: 0.00602 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (96th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.00728


  • level found: 0.00707 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (64th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0185


  • level found: 0.05 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (76th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.138


  • level found: 0.00131 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (56th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0188


  • level found: 0.0147 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (92nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0208


  • level found: 0.0712 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (99th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0712


polychlorinated naphthalenes (pcns)

23-40 of 70 found

Wood preservatives, varnishes, machine lubricating oils, waste incineration. Cause liver and kidney damage.

  • cumulative level found: 0.813 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (57th %ile)
0.0743ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.43


Total Polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs)

  • level found: 0.0107 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (74th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.13


  • level found: 0.0684 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (87th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.307


  • level found: 0.0162 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (96th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0277


  • level found: 0.035 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (74th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.719


  • level found: 0.0157 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (92nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.192


  • level found: 0.044 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (92nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0915


  • level found: 0.0502 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (66th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.11


PCNs are toxic and persistent. They bioaccumulate in people and are stored in fatty tissues. The toxic effects of chemicals are similar to dioxin.

  • level found: 0.0594 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (79th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.188


PCNs are toxic and persistent. They bioaccumulate in people and are stored in fatty tissues. The toxic effects of chemicals are similar to dioxin.

  • level found: 0.0088 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (74th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.113


  • level found: 0.0288 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (66th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.392


  • level found: 0.022 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (96th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0321


  • level found: 0.0272 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (96th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0315


  • level found: 0.0449 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (70th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0664


  • level found: 0.0147 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (92nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0673


  • level found: 0.0423 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (61st %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0886


  • level found: 0.032 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (70th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0708


  • level found: 0.0157 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (96th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0364


  • level found: 0.0549 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (48th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.126


  • level found: 0.0215 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (83rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0379


  • level found: 0.0523 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (83rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0739


  • level found: 0.0173 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (70th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0295


  • level found: 0.0902 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (70th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.318


  • level found: 0.0403 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (70th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.076


Chemicals not found in Baby #4

164 chemicals

1,2,3,4,7,8-HxBDD (hexadioxin), 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-OBDD (octadioxin), 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxBDF (hexafuran), 1,2,3,7,8-PeBDF (pentafuran), 2,3,7,8-TBDF (tetrafuran), 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-OBDF (octafuran), 1,2,3,7,8,9-HxBDD (hexadioxin), 1,2,3,7,8-PeBDD (pentadioxin), 2,3,7,8-TBDD (tetradioxin), 1,2,3,6,7,8-HxBDD (hexadioxin), 2,3,7,8-TCDD (tetradioxin), 1,2,3,7,8-PeCDD (pentadioxin), 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxCDD (hexadioxin), 2,3,4,7,8-PeCDF (pentafuran), 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxCDF (hexafuran), 1,2,3,7,8,9-HxCDF (hexafuran), 1,2,3,6,7,8-HxCDF (hexafuran), 1,2,3,4,7,8,9-HpCDF (heptafuran), 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-OCDF (octafuran), 2,3,7,8-TCDF (tetrafuran), 1,2,3,7,8-PeCDF (pentafuran), Methoxychlor, 4,4'-DDT, Endrin Ketone, Endrin, Endosulphan Sulphate, 4,4'-DDD, 2,4'-DDT, 2,4'-DDE, 2,4'-DDD, delta-BHC, PFBS (Perfluorobutane sulfonate), PFDA (Perfluorodecanoic acid), PFDoA (Perfluorododecanoic acid), PFPeA (Perfluoro-n-pentanoic acid), PFTA (Perfluorotetradecanoic acid), PFUnA (Perfluoroundecanoic acid), PFHpA (Perfluoroheptanoic acid), PBDE-119, PBDE-77, PBDE-126, PBDE-10, PBDE-7, PBDE-32, PBDE-30, PBDE-75, PBDE-71, PBDE-116, PBDE-105, PBDE-190, PBDE-51, PBDE-140, PBDE-181, PBDE-37, PBDE-128, PBDE-99, PBDE-120, PCB-24, PCB-122, PCB-7, PCB-9, PCB-126, PCB-169, PCB-79, PCB-159, PCB-162, PCB-192, PCB-34, PCB-23, PCB-121, PCB-120, PCB-123, PCB-58, PCB-57, PCB-161, PCB-127, PCB-36, PCB-80, PCB-107, PCB-143, PCB-134, PCB-139, PCB-149, PCB-147, PCB-197, PCB-200, PCB-78, PCB-148, PCB-141, PCB-140, PCB-3, PCB-14, PCB-39, PCB-38, PCB-81, PCB-124, PCB-205, PCB-67, PCB-131, PCB-175, PCB-207, PCB-10, PCB-27, PCB-73, PCB-72, PCB-112, PCB-165, PCB-111, PCB-164, PCB-106, PCB-94, PCB-43, PCB-182, PCB-181, PCB-89, PCB-176, PCB-136, PCB-152, PCB-96, PCB-155, PCB-103, PCB-104, PCB-19, PCB-54, PCB-5, PCB-150, PCB-145, PCB-184, PCB-204, PCB-142, PCB-144, PCB-186, PCB-55, PCB-188, PCN-62, PCN-15, PCN-16, PCN-41, PCN-56, PCN-17, PCN-61, PCN-59, PCN-58, PCN-57, PCN-13, PCN-31, PCN-19, PCN-25, PCN-22, PCN-20, PCN-49, PCN-54, PCN-10, PCN-26, PCN-9, PCN-6, PCN-65, PCN-63, PCN-44, PCN-3, PCN-18, PCN-51, PCN-50, PCN-70

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.)

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

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