about this participant:

The Red Cross collected umbilical cord blood from an anonymous newborn on this baby's day of birth, August 25, 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 system116
Immune system (including sensitization and allergies)111
Reproduction and fertility44
Gastrointestinal (including liver)31
Birth defects and developmental delays10
Cancer2
Biochemical effects1
Hematologic (blood) system1



picture of Baby #5

Participant: Baby #5
Found 141-191 of 413 tested chemicals

Baby #5's cord blood contained 141-191 of 413 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 #5

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
Methylmercurylow 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
Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)highReproduction and fertility Air polluted by vehicles or factories, burned and fatty food
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

5 of 12 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 129 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (83rd %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: 48.1 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (83rd %ile)
0pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum751


  • level found: 27.2 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (83rd %ile)
0pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum452


  • level found: 27.2 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (96th %ile)
0pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum60.8


  • level found: 21.4 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (96th %ile)
0pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum25.5


  • level found: 5.34 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (96th %ile)
0pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum11.1


chlorinated dioxins & furans

8 of 17 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 41.7 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (18th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (46th %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: 6.8 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (15th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (36th %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: 0.485 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (27th %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: 4.37 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] (48th %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: 3.4 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (45th %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: 0.971 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (45th %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: 19.9 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (9th %ile)
0pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1590


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: 2.91 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (89th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (74th %ile)
0pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum10


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

  • level found: 2.91 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (56th %ile)
0pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum11.7


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: 0.0735 ug/L (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Low vs 88 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (4th %ile)
  • Low vs 8,373 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (10th %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: 15 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) (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: 5.24 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (41st %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: 0.0757 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (67th %ile)
  • High vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (96th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.345


  • level found: 0.0728 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (56th %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: 0.125 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (56th %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: 0.549 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (45th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum37.1


  • level found: 0.286 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (93rd %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: 0.217 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 18 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (39th %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: 2.8 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (78th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (19th %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: 0.185 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (97th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum2.32


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: 0.035 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (78th %ile)
  • High vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (99th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.94


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: 0.175 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (63rd %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: 0.166 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (62nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.28


  • level found: 0.0971 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (78th %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: 0.818 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (78th %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: 2.59 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] (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: 0.0786 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (38th %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: 1.13 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 18 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (34th %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: 0.397 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 18 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (34th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum86.4


perfluorochemicals (pfcs)

6 of 12 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 6.85 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (74th %ile)
0.736ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood27.8


Total Perfluorochemicals (PFCs)

Breakdown product of stain- and grease-proof coatings on food packaging, couches, carpets. A 7-carbon version of PFOA; persistent.

  • level found: 0.114 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (79th %ile)
0ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood0.324


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

  • level found: 0.778 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (99th %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: 0.068 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (44th %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: 1.15 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (74th %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: 0.574 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (53rd %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: 4.17 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (74th %ile)
0.352ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood16.2


polyaromatic hydrocarbons (pahs)

7 of 18 found

Pollutants from burning gasoline and garbage. Linked to cancer. Accumulate in food chain.

  • cumulative level found: 298 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 8 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (88th %ile)
130ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum384


Total Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)

  • level found: 30.1 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 8 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (88th %ile)
14.7ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum40.2


  • level found: 17 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 8 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (88th %ile)
9.44ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum23.2


PAHs are toxic byproduct of combustion. Humans exposed through air or diet. Probable carcinogens. In animals cause birth defects, affect skin, blood, reproductive and immune systems.

  • level found: 19.6 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 8 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (75th %ile)
10ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum21.3


  • level found: 25.2 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 8 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (75th %ile)
14ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum42.1


  • level found: 121 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 8 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (75th %ile)
17.8ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum199


  • level found: 39.4 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 8 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (88th %ile)
24.2ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum51.2


  • level found: 45.6 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 8 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (75th %ile)
8.89ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum89.7


polybrominated diphenyl ethers (pbdes)

16-18 of 46 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 11.2 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (22nd %ile)
  • Low vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %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: 6.89 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 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: 0.0495 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (42nd %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: 0.266 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (2nd %ile)
0.238ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum76.9


  • level found: 0.0068 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (29th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (15th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum2.73


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: 0.243 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (87th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum19.9


  • level found: 0.888 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (88th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum19


  • level found: 0.51 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (89th %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: 0.118 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (75th %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: 0.218 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (9th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (15th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum32.6


  • level found: 0.000971 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: 1.7 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (12th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (15th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum143


  • level found: 0.0505 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (39th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.26


  • level found: 0.0481 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (56th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (16th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.33


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: 0.0141 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (47th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.673


  • level found: 0.151 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (16th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (45th %ile)
0.0385ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum6.17


  • level found: 0.0102 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (89th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0211


polychlorinated biphenyls (pcbs)

62-97 of 209 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 2.95 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (3rd %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: 0.00655 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (6th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum19.4


  • level found: 0.074 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (44th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.583


  • level found: 0.0119 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (85th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.09


  • level found: 0.00267 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (64th %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: 0.0495 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (33rd %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: 0.0371 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (3rd %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: 0.00898 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (9th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.67


  • level found: 0.0102 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (12th %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: 0.0017 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (38th %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: 0.0201 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (6th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum6.74


  • level found: 0.0119 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (4th %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: 0.00413 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (38th %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: 0.211 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (3rd %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: 0.0556 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (6th %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: 0.0607 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (3rd %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0.0607ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum36.4


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

  • level found: 0.0136 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (15th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum5.15


  • level found: 0.00291 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (38th %ile)
  • High vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (82nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.83


  • level found: 0.297 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (4th %ile)
0.297ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum72.6


  • level found: 0.00898 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (4th %ile)
0.00898ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum2.63


  • level found: 0.0138 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (35th %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: 0.0184 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (15th %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: 0.0243 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (3rd %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: 0.379 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (3rd %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (13th %ile)
0.379ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum96.5


  • level found: 0.0119 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (38th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.864


  • level found: 0.0034 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (58th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.14


  • level found: 0.00631 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] (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: 0.0284 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (36th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.74


  • level found: 0.0367 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (48th %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: 0.0102 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (6th %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: 0.0379 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (6th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (12th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum34


  • level found: 0.0182 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] (14th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum5.57


  • level found: 0.034 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (6th %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: 0.0422 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (20th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum40


  • level found: 0.0393 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (6th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum22.4


  • level found: 0.000971 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (31st %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.805


  • level found: 0.00874 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)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum4.98


  • level found: 0.00752 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (27th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.353


  • level found: 0.0034 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (12th %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: 0.219 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (9th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0.212ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum30.8


  • level found: 0.18 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (24th %ile)
0.0828ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum14.9


  • level found: 0.00388 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (49th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.483


  • level found: 0.00121 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (39th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0544


  • level found: 0.00267 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (69th %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: 0.0221 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (46th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.18


  • level found: 0.00243 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (27th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0231


  • level found: 0.000485 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (50th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0118


  • level found: 0.000243 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (39th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0144


  • level found: 0.00558 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (50th %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: 0.0367 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (66th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.65


  • level found: 0.224 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (35th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum23.4


  • level found: 0.00825 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (54th %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: 0.00243 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (46th %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: 0.121 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)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.46


  • level found: 0.0068 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (62nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.161


  • level found: 0.000485 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (44th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0386


  • level found: 0.00146 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (32nd %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: 0.00631 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (24th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.88


  • level found: 0.478 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (84th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum5.11


  • level found: 0.0167 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (60th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0645


  • level found: 0.00801 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (56th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0301


  • level found: 0.0017 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (60th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.00728


  • level found: 0.00752 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (68th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0185


  • level found: 0.000243 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (64th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.00863


  • level found: 0.0192 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (52nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.138


polychlorinated naphthalenes (pcns)

18-31 of 70 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 0.468 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (27th %ile)
0.0743ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.43


Total Polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs)

  • level found: 0.0223 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (99th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0223


  • level found: 0.0146 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (83rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0318


  • level found: 0.005 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (66th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.13


  • level found: 0.0086 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (79th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.307


  • level found: 0.0086 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (53rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.719


  • level found: 0.0382 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (53rd %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: 0.0181 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (44th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.188


  • level found: 0.0282 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (61st %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.392


  • level found: 0.0141 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (83rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0315


  • level found: 0.0336 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (57th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0664


  • level found: 0.0303 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (48th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0886


  • level found: 0.0226 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (61st %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0708


  • level found: 0.0444 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (27th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.126


  • level found: 0.0126 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (61st %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0379


  • level found: 0.0437 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (70th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0739


  • level found: 0.0151 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (57th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0295


  • level found: 0.071 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (53rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.318


  • level found: 0.0369 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (61st %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.076


Chemicals not found in Baby #5

222 chemicals

1,2,3,6,7,8-HxBDD (hexadioxin), 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-OBDD (octadioxin), 2,3,7,8-TBDD (tetradioxin), 1,2,3,7,8-PeBDD (pentadioxin), 1,2,3,7,8,9-HxBDD (hexadioxin), 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-OBDF (octafuran), 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxBDD (hexadioxin), 1,2,3,6,7,8-HxCDF (hexafuran), 1,2,3,4,7,8,9-HpCDF (heptafuran), 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxCDF (hexafuran), 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-OCDF (octafuran), 1,2,3,7,8,9-HxCDF (hexafuran), 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxCDD (hexadioxin), 2,3,7,8-TCDF (tetrafuran), 1,2,3,7,8-PeCDD (pentadioxin), 2,3,7,8-TCDD (tetradioxin), Methoxychlor, delta-BHC, 2,4'-DDD, 2,4'-DDE, 2,4'-DDT, 4,4'-DDD, alpha-Endosulphan, 4,4'-DDT, Octachlorostyrene, Endrin Ketone, PFBS (Perfluorobutane sulfonate), PFPeA (Perfluoro-n-pentanoic acid), PFDA (Perfluorodecanoic acid), PFDoA (Perfluorododecanoic acid), PFTA (Perfluorotetradecanoic acid), PFUnA (Perfluoroundecanoic acid), Acenaphthylene, Benzo[b/j]fluoranthene, Benzo[e]pyrene, Benzo[ghi]perylene, Benzo[k]fluoranthene, Benzo[a]pyrene, Benz[a]anthracene, Perylene, Indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene, Dibenz[ah]anthracene, Chrysene, PBDE-155, PBDE-116, PBDE-190, PBDE-51, PBDE-128, PBDE-105, PBDE-181, PBDE-140, PBDE-99, PBDE-77, PBDE-71, PBDE-119, PBDE-120, PBDE-12, PBDE-13, PBDE-166, PBDE-8, PBDE-11, PBDE-138, PBDE-15, PBDE-30, PBDE-75, PBDE-32, PBDE-7, PBDE-10, PBDE-126, PBDE-79, PBDE-37, PCB-189, PCB-56, PCB-5, PCB-54, PCB-57, PCB-205, PCB-122, PCB-159, PCB-162, PCB-192, PCB-161, PCB-19, PCB-104, PCB-103, PCB-144, PCB-148, PCB-186, PCB-188, PCB-145, PCB-150, PCB-152, PCB-46, PCB-96, PCB-155, PCB-142, PCB-58, PCB-79, PCB-127, PCB-36, PCB-80, PCB-37, PCB-81, PCB-38, PCB-39, PCB-14, PCB-3, PCB-169, PCB-126, PCB-77, PCB-114, PCB-123, PCB-120, PCB-121, PCB-23, PCB-34, PCB-24, PCB-7, PCB-9, PCB-35, PCB-139, PCB-184, PCB-125, PCB-157, PCB-197, PCB-200, PCB-49, PCB-69, PCB-88, PCB-91, PCB-87, PCB-52, PCB-78, PCB-141, PCB-191, PCB-201, PCB-208, PCB-12, PCB-156, PCB-147, PCB-149, PCB-86, PCB-97, PCB-108, PCB-119, PCB-101, PCB-90, PCB-113, PCB-124, PCB-107, PCB-110, PCB-115, PCB-13, PCB-143, PCB-134, PCB-140, PCB-55, PCB-204, PCB-73, PCB-72, PCB-67, PCB-112, PCB-165, PCB-111, PCB-89, PCB-43, PCB-106, PCB-94, PCB-182, PCB-181, PCB-32, PCB-10, PCB-176, PCB-136, PCB-202, PCB-133, PCB-132, PCB-131, PCB-175, PCB-207, PCB-82, PCB-4, PCB-84, PCN-25, PCN-17, PCN-19, PCN-72, PCN-63, PCN-31, PCN-61, PCN-20, PCN-36, PCN-65, PCN-49, PCN-69, PCN-70, PCN-54, PCN-56, PCN-13, PCN-57, PCN-58, PCN-59, PCN-32, PCN-16, PCN-62, PCN-41, PCN-75, PCN-18, PCN-45, PCN-50, PCN-51, PCN-53, PCN-55, PCN-64, PCN-68, PCN-71, PCN-26, PCN-9, PCN-6, PCN-22, PCN-44, PCN-15

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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