about this participant:

The Red Cross collected umbilical cord blood from an anonymous newborn on this baby's day of birth, September 7, 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 system151
Immune system (including sensitization and allergies)137
Reproduction and fertility45
Gastrointestinal (including liver)29
Birth defects and developmental delays8
Cancer2
Hematologic (blood) system1
Biochemical effects1



picture of Baby #8

Participant: Baby #8
Found 158.66666666667-219 of 413 tested chemicals

Baby #8's cord blood contained 158.66666666667-219 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 #8

chemical family level found health effects exposure routes
Chlorinated dioxins & furansmoderateImmune system (including sensitization and allergies), Birth defects and developmental delays Dietary sources, fatty meat, dairy and fish
Methylmercuryhigh Dietary sources, particularly seafood
Organochlorine Pesticides (OCs)lowReproduction and fertility Contaminated food and drinking water
Perfluorochemicals (PFCs)highCancer, Birth defects and developmental delays, Endocrine system Stain- and grease-proof coatings on food packaging, couches, carpets, pans
Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)moderateReproduction 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)

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: 76.1 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] (47th %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: 11.4 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] (38th %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: 2.35 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] (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: 8.63 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (56th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (60th %ile)
0pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum63.7


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: 1.18 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (53rd %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: 50.2 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (48th %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: 2.35 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (50th %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: 1.89 ug/L (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Moderate vs 88 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (45th %ile)
  • High vs 8,373 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (84th %ile)
0ug/L (wet weight) in whole blood25.9


organochlorine pesticides (ocs)

16 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: 35.4 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (71st %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (13th %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: 17.1 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (71st %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: 0.345 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (99th %ile)
  • High vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (96th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.345


  • level found: 0.307 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (99th %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: 0.1 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (49th %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: 1.69 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (82nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum37.1


  • level found: 0.361 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (99th %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: 0.612 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 18 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (67th %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: 2.51 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (67th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (18th %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: 0.561 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (97th %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: 0.206 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (70th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.28


  • level found: 0.251 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (99th %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: 0.802 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (75th %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: 4.11 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (75th %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: 0.675 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (75th %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: 4.59 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 18 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (78th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (35th %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: 1.15 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 18 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (62nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum86.4


perfluorochemicals (pfcs)

9 of 12 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 7.96 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (87th %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 10-carbon version of PFOA; persistent; bioaccumulative.

  • level found: 0.012 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (79th %ile)
0ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood0.263


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

  • level found: 0.061 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (57th %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: 0.548 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (79th %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: 0.084 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (53rd %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: 1.48 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (87th %ile)
0.176ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood4.2


Breakdown product of stain- and grease-proof coatings on food packaging, couches, carpets. A 5-carbon version of PFOA; persistent.

  • level found: 0.324 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (96th %ile)
0ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood0.432


Breakdown product of stain- and grease-proof coatings on food packaging, couches, carpets. An 11-carbon version of PFOA; persistent; bioaccumulative.

  • level found: 0.022 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (79th %ile)
0ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood0.149


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

  • level found: 0.71 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (61st %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: 4.72 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (83rd %ile)
0.352ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood16.2


polyaromatic hydrocarbons (pahs)

8 of 18 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 217 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 8 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (38th %ile)
130ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum384


Total Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)

  • level found: 25.7 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 8 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (63rd %ile)
14.7ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum40.2


  • level found: 11.9 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 8 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (38th %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: 13.3 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 8 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (38th %ile)
10ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum21.3


  • level found: 22.8 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 8 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (38th %ile)
14ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum42.1


  • level found: 85.9 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 8 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (50th %ile)
17.8ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum199


  • level found: 11.1 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 8 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (88th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum15.3


  • level found: 36.5 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 8 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (63rd %ile)
24.2ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum51.2


  • level found: 10 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 8 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (38th %ile)
8.89ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum89.7


polybrominated diphenyl ethers (pbdes)

17-20 of 46 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 1.11 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (1st %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 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: 0.0471 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (99th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0606


  • level found: 0.0184 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (22nd %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: 0.0224 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (40th %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: 0.0149 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (36th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.54


  • level found: 0.238 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (1st %ile)
0.238ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum76.9


  • level found: 0.0184 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (19th %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: 0.00392 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (81st %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum19


  • level found: 0.0784 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (83rd %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: 0.0412 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (60th %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: 0.0941 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


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: 0.357 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 serum143


  • level found: 0.0247 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (20th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.26


  • level found: 0.0224 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (47th %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: 0.0157 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (49th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.673


  • level found: 0.0851 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (6th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (45th %ile)
0.0385ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum6.17


  • level found: 0.00784 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (86th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0211


  • level found: 0.0176 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (87th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.386


polychlorinated biphenyls (pcbs)

85.666666666667-130 of 209 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 19.2 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (38th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (43rd %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: 0.211 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (56th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum19.4


  • level found: 0.139 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (68th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.583


  • level found: 0.031 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (80th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0531


  • level found: 0.0304 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (64th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.122


  • level found: 0.0104 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (84th %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: 0.0541 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (36th %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: 0.857 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (43rd %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: 0.107 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (46th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.67


  • level found: 0.131 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (70th %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: 0.012 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (55th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.08


  • level found: 0.0153 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (47th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.402


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

  • level found: 0.17 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (40th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum6.74


  • level found: 0.193 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (70th %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: 0.00745 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (40th %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: 3.83 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (55th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (19th %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: 0.303 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (43rd %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: 0.924 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)
0.0607ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum36.4


  • level found: 0.0455 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (78th %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: 0.143 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (55th %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: 0.058 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (72nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum8.96


  • level found: 0.0137 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (49th %ile)
  • High vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (82nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.83


  • level found: 2.26 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (50th %ile)
0.297ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum72.6


  • level found: 0.0471 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (43rd %ile)
0.00898ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum2.63


  • level found: 0.0361 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (47th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum2.01


  • level found: 0.0227 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (43rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.923


  • level found: 0.00373 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (74th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0487


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

  • level found: 0.133 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (43rd %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: 0.327 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] (14th %ile)
0.0243ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum14


  • level found: 0.01 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (39th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.457


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

  • level found: 3.52 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (40th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (15th %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: 0.302 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (32nd %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum14.6


  • level found: 0.0429 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (60th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.864


  • level found: 0.167 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] (13th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.83


  • level found: 0.0441 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (64th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.418


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

  • level found: 0.404 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (60th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum29


  • level found: 0.038 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (78th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.7


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

  • level found: 0.154 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (69th %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: 0.681 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (58th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (12th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum34


  • level found: 0.153 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (80th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum5.57


  • level found: 0.25 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] (11th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum12.3


  • level found: 0.00588 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (62nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.207


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

  • level found: 0.892 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (75th %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: 0.0188 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] (11th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum17.4


  • level found: 0.174 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (66th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum11.7


  • level found: 0.541 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (60th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum22.4


  • level found: 0.0227 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (83rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.53


  • level found: 0.0145 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (54th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.805


  • level found: 0.0263 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (46th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (31st %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum13.1


  • level found: 0.0759 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (46th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (13th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum4.98


  • level found: 0.00902 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (31st %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: 0.0051 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (32nd %ile)
  • Moderate vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (52nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.39


  • level found: 0.0267 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (55th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.96


  • level found: 0.0149 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (39th %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: 0.722 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (32nd %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0.212ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum30.8


  • level found: 0.0145 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (60th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.333


  • level found: 0.38 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (43rd %ile)
0.0828ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum14.9


  • level found: 0.00392 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (55th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum13.1


  • level found: 0.00157 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (50th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0343


  • level found: 0.00941 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (58th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.483


  • level found: 0.0165 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (81st %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0544


  • level found: 0.00824 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (86th %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: 0.0351 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (52nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.18


  • level found: 0.0137 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (77th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0231


  • level found: 0.00294 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (74th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0136


  • level found: 0.0108 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (93rd %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: 0.0194 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (83rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum2.14


  • level found: 0.00667 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (81st %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: 0.0312 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] (32nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum4.47


  • level found: 0.00333 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (35th %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: 0.00314 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (43rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.65


  • level found: 0.299 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (47th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum23.4


  • level found: 0.00588 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (47th %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: 0.00824 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (60th %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: 0.0251 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] (14th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.46


  • level found: 0.00627 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (54th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.161


  • level found: 0.00098 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (78th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0283


  • level found: 0.0269 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (96th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0386


  • level found: 0.0263 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (88th %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: 0.0478 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (62nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.88


  • level found: 0.0104 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (92nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0157


  • level found: 0.082 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (48th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum5.11


  • level found: 0.0243 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (72nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0645


  • level found: 0.0169 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (80th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0301


  • level found: 0.00431 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (88th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.00728


  • level found: 0.0127 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (92nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0185


  • level found: 0.00863 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (99th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.00863


  • level found: 0.0565 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (88th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.138


  • level found: 0.0188 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (99th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0188


polychlorinated naphthalenes (pcns)

16-29 of 70 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 0.492 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (31st %ile)
0.0743ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.43


Total Polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs)

  • level found: 0.0076 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (70th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0957


  • level found: 0.0096 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (57th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.719


  • level found: 0.0244 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (44th %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: 0.007 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (31st %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.188


  • level found: 0.0022 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (27th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.392


  • level found: 0.011 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (66th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0315


  • level found: 0.046 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (79th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0664


  • level found: 0.0367 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (53rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0886


  • level found: 0.0366 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (74th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0708


  • level found: 0.0681 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (70th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.126


  • level found: 0.0141 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (66th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0379


  • level found: 0.0472 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (74th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0739


  • level found: 0.02 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (74th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0295


  • level found: 0.101 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (79th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.318


  • level found: 0.0145 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (79th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.027


  • level found: 0.0457 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (79th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.076


Chemicals not found in Baby #8

194 chemicals

2,3,4,7,8-PeBDF (pentafuran), 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxBDF (hexafuran), 1,2,3,4,6,7,8-HpBDF (heptafuran), 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-OBDD (octadioxin), 1,2,3,6,7,8-HxBDD (hexadioxin), 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxBDD (hexadioxin), 2,3,7,8-TBDF (tetrafuran), 2,3,7,8-TBDD (tetradioxin), 1,2,3,7,8-PeBDD (pentadioxin), 1,2,3,7,8-PeBDF (pentafuran), 1,2,3,7,8,9-HxBDD (hexadioxin), 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-OBDF (octafuran), 1,2,3,7,8-PeCDD (pentadioxin), 2,3,7,8-TCDD (tetradioxin), 1,2,3,7,8-PeCDF (pentafuran), 2,3,7,8-TCDF (tetrafuran), 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxCDD (hexadioxin), 1,2,3,7,8,9-HxCDD (hexadioxin), 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxCDF (hexafuran), 1,2,3,7,8,9-HxCDF (hexafuran), 1,2,3,6,7,8-HxCDF (hexafuran), 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-OCDF (octafuran), 1,2,3,4,7,8,9-HpCDF (heptafuran), Endosulphan Sulphate, delta-BHC, 4,4'-DDT, Methoxychlor, 2,4'-DDD, 2,4'-DDE, 2,4'-DDT, 4,4'-DDD, Octachlorostyrene, Endrin Ketone, Endrin, alpha-Endosulphan, PFBS (Perfluorobutane sulfonate), PFTA (Perfluorotetradecanoic acid), PFDoA (Perfluorododecanoic acid), Benzo[k]fluoranthene, Benzo[ghi]perylene, Benzo[e]pyrene, Benzo[b/j]fluoranthene, Benzo[a]pyrene, Chrysene, Benz[a]anthracene, Acenaphthylene, Indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene, Dibenz[ah]anthracene, PBDE-190, PBDE-51, PBDE-105, PBDE-116, PBDE-71, PBDE-99, PBDE-209, PBDE-206, PBDE-128, PBDE-181, PBDE-85, PBDE-75, PBDE-30, PBDE-32, PBDE-119, PBDE-120, PBDE-138, PBDE-166, PBDE-8, PBDE-154, PBDE-11, PBDE-79, PBDE-77, PBDE-126, PBDE-10, PBDE-7, PCB-161, PCB-57, PCB-58, PCB-120, PCB-121, PCB-34, PCB-192, PCB-162, PCB-159, PCB-122, PCB-56, PCB-55, PCB-5, PCB-54, PCB-104, PCB-24, PCB-7, PCB-14, PCB-39, PCB-38, PCB-81, PCB-37, PCB-80, PCB-36, PCB-127, PCB-79, PCB-169, PCB-126, PCB-35, PCB-2, PCB-9, PCB-15, PCB-103, PCB-125, PCB-139, PCB-23, PCB-89, PCB-181, PCB-182, PCB-43, PCB-94, PCB-106, PCB-164, PCB-141, PCB-78, PCB-87, PCB-86, PCB-97, PCB-108, PCB-119, PCB-124, PCB-107, PCB-143, PCB-134, PCB-140, PCB-111, PCB-165, PCB-112, PCB-145, PCB-188, PCB-148, PCB-144, PCB-204, PCB-132, PCB-142, PCB-186, PCB-184, PCB-176, PCB-150, PCB-152, PCB-72, PCB-73, PCB-10, PCB-1, PCB-82, PCB-131, PCB-96, PCB-155, PCB-67, PCN-50, PCN-73, PCN-72, PCN-71, PCN-74, PCN-64, PCN-55, PCN-53, PCN-51, PCN-45, PCN-25, PCN-17, PCN-68, PCN-36, PCN-62, PCN-75, PCN-61, PCN-15, PCN-16, PCN-41, PCN-18, PCN-3, PCN-44, PCN-22, PCN-5, PCN-9, PCN-26, PCN-32, PCN-59, PCN-63, PCN-65, PCN-49, PCN-69, PCN-70, PCN-54, PCN-56, PCN-31, PCN-13, PCN-57, PCN-58, PCN-10

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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