about this participant:
The Red Cross collected umbilical cord blood from an anonymous newborn on this baby's day of birth, September 8, 2004, at a U.S. hospital.
health & safety concerns:
|chemicals found in this person|
|Brain and nervous system||156|
|Immune system (including sensitization and allergies)||132|
|Reproduction and fertility||39|
|Gastrointestinal (including liver)||29|
|Birth defects and developmental delays||7|
Participant: Baby #9
Found 145.66666666667-206 of 395 tested chemicals
Baby #9's cord blood contained 145.66666666667-206 of 395 industrial compounds, pollutants and other chemicals tested, including chemicals linked to brain and nervous system toxicity, immune system toxicity, and reproductive toxicity and fertility problems.
- This participant's samples show above average levels of Organochlorine Pesticides (OCs), Methylmercury, compared to all others in EWG studies
Summary of chemicals found in Baby #9
|chemical family||level found||health effects||exposure routes|
|Chlorinated dioxins & furans||moderate||Immune system (including sensitization and allergies), Birth defects and developmental delays||Dietary sources, fatty meat, dairy and fish|
|Methylmercury||moderate||Dietary sources, particularly seafood|
|Organochlorine Pesticides (OCs)||low||Reproduction and fertility||Contaminated food and drinking water|
|Perfluorochemicals (PFCs)||moderate||Cancer, Birth defects and developmental delays, Endocrine system||Stain- and grease-proof coatings on food packaging, couches, carpets, pans|
|Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)||low||Reproduction and fertility, Brain and nervous system||Foam furniture, carpet padding, computers, televisions, contaminated house dust, food|
|Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)||moderate||Brain and nervous system, Immune system (including sensitization and allergies)||Dietary sources, fatty meat, dairy and fish|
|Polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs)||moderate||Gastrointestinal (including liver)||Dietary sources, fatty meat, dairy and fish|
Test results by chemical family (see each chemical)
5 of 17 found — see each chemical
Pollutants from PVC production, industrial bleaching, and incineration. Cause cancer and may harm hormone system.
- cumulative level found: 40.6 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  (46th %ile) (comparison based on congeners tested by CDC)
|5||pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum||1860|
Total Chlorinated dioxins & furans
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: 1.05 ug/L (wet weight) in whole blood
- Moderate vs 88 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (37th %ile)
- Moderate vs 8,373 tested in CDC biomonitoring  (68th %ile) (comparison based on congeners tested by CDC)
|0||ug/L (wet weight) in whole blood||25.9|
9 of 28 found — see each chemical
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: 23.2 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
- Moderate vs 27 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (63rd %ile)
- Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring  (12th %ile) (comparison based on congeners tested by CDC)
|0.615||ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum||2830|
Total Organochlorine Pesticides (OCs)
7 of 12 found — see each chemical
Includes Teflon, Scotchgard, Stainmaster. Linked to cancer and birth defects.
- cumulative level found: 4.35 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
- Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (44th %ile)
|0.736||ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood||27.8|
Total Perfluorochemicals (PFCs)
24-29 of 46 found — see each chemical
Fire retardants in furniture foam, computers, and televisions. Accumulate in human tissues. May harm brain development.
- cumulative level found: 7.87 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
- Low vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (16th %ile)
- Low vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring  (16th %ile) (comparison based on congeners tested by CDC)
|1.11||ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum||314|
Total Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)
83.666666666667-126 of 209 found — see each chemical
Banned industrial insulators and lubricants. Cause cancer and nervous system problems.
- cumulative level found: 6 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
- Low vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (18th %ile)
- Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring  (40th %ile) (comparison based on congeners tested by CDC)
|2.95||ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum||600|
Total Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
16-29 of 70 found — see each chemical
Wood preservatives, varnishes, machine lubricating oils, waste incineration. Cause liver and kidney damage.
- cumulative level found: 0.579 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
- Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (44th %ile)
|0.0743||ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum||3.43|
Total Polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs)
Chemicals not found in Baby #9
1,2,3,7,8-PeBDF (pentafuran), 1,2,3,4,6,7,8-HpBDF (heptafuran), 2,3,4,7,8-PeBDF (pentafuran), 2,3,7,8-TBDF (tetrafuran), 1,2,3,6,7,8-HxBDD (hexadioxin), 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxBDD (hexadioxin), 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-OBDF (octafuran), 1,2,3,7,8,9-HxBDD (hexadioxin), 1,2,3,7,8-PeBDD (pentadioxin), 2,3,7,8-TBDD (tetradioxin), 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-OBDD (octadioxin), 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxBDF (hexafuran), 2,3,4,7,8-PeCDF (pentafuran), 1,2,3,7,8,9-HxCDD (hexadioxin), 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxCDD (hexadioxin), 1,2,3,7,8-PeCDD (pentadioxin), 2,3,7,8-TCDD (tetradioxin), 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxCDF (hexafuran), 1,2,3,7,8,9-HxCDF (hexafuran), 2,3,7,8-TCDF (tetrafuran), 1,2,3,7,8-PeCDF (pentafuran), 1,2,3,4,7,8,9-HpCDF (heptafuran), 1,2,3,6,7,8-HxCDF (hexafuran), 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-OCDF (octafuran), 2,4'-DDD, delta-BHC, gamma-Chlordane, 4,4'-DDT, Methoxychlor, 2,4'-DDE, 2,4'-DDT, trans-Nonachlor, Octachlorostyrene, Heptachlor Epoxide, Heptachlor, Endrin Ketone, Endosulphan Sulphate, 4,4'-DDD, oxy-Chlordane, Aldrin, alpha-Endosulphan, beta-Endosulphan, alpha-Chlordane, PFDA (Perfluorodecanoic acid), PFDoA (Perfluorododecanoic acid), PFPeA (Perfluoro-n-pentanoic acid), PFTA (Perfluorotetradecanoic acid), PFBS (Perfluorobutane sulfonate), PBDE-105, PBDE-190, PBDE-116, PBDE-51, PBDE-206, PBDE-128, PBDE-181, PBDE-75, PBDE-30, PBDE-32, PBDE-209, PBDE-119, PBDE-120, PBDE-77, PBDE-126, PBDE-10, PBDE-7, PCB-58, PCB-56, PCB-205, PCB-122, PCB-162, PCB-192, PCB-161, PCB-57, PCB-55, PCB-5, PCB-145, PCB-150, PCB-152, PCB-96, PCB-155, PCB-103, PCB-104, PCB-54, PCB-120, PCB-121, PCB-15, 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-7, PCB-24, PCB-34, PCB-23, PCB-87, PCB-188, PCB-86, PCB-200, PCB-125, PCB-78, PCB-201, PCB-134, PCB-159, PCB-89, PCB-181, PCB-182, PCB-197, PCB-140, PCB-97, PCB-108, PCB-119, PCB-124, PCB-107, PCB-166, PCB-128, PCB-143, PCB-139, PCB-43, PCB-94, PCB-106, PCB-176, PCB-131, PCB-175, PCB-82, PCB-67, PCB-10, PCB-73, PCB-68, PCB-72, PCB-204, PCB-184, PCB-142, PCB-165, PCB-112, PCB-186, PCB-148, PCB-136, PCB-111, PCB-144, PCB-63, PCN-68, PCN-64, PCN-55, PCN-71, PCN-22, PCN-51, PCN-50, PCN-36, PCN-25, PCN-17, PCN-53, PCN-58, PCN-9, PCN-72, PCN-73, PCN-74, PCN-61, PCN-62, PCN-15, PCN-16, PCN-41, PCN-18, PCN-3, PCN-44, PCN-5, PCN-1, PCN-26, PCN-32, PCN-57, PCN-45, PCN-54, PCN-75, PCN-63, PCN-65, PCN-49, PCN-69, PCN-70, PCN-56, PCN-31, PCN-13, PCN-10
 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.)