about this participant:

Cord Blood Sample 11, from USA, participated in the 2009 biomonitoring investigation entitled "Pollution in Minority Newborns." She gave cord blood for the study on October 1, 2008.

Location:

USA

Participant's groups:

In Utero/newborn

Study:

Pollution in Minority Newborns

Sample Date:

October 1, 2008



health & safety concerns:
chemicals found in this person
Brain and nervous system137
Immune system (including sensitization and allergies)124
Reproduction and fertility20
Birth defects and developmental delays9
Gastrointestinal (including liver)3
Cancer2
Hematologic (blood) system2
Endocrine system2



picture of Cord Blood Sample 11

Participant: Cord Blood Sample 11
Found 109-152 of 383 tested chemicals

Cord Blood Sample 11's cord blood contained 109-152 of 383 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 Cord Blood Sample 11

chemical family level found health effects exposure routes
Bisphenol Ahigh Polycarbonate plastics, food can linings, dental sealants
Chlorinated dioxins & furansmoderateImmune system (including sensitization and allergies), Birth defects and developmental delays Dietary sources, fatty meat, dairy and fish
Leadlow Lead-based paint in older homes, household dust, vinyl products, tap water
MercurylowBrain and nervous system Seafood, flu shots/vaccines, dental fillings
Methylmercurylow Dietary sources, particularly seafood
Nitro- and polycylic- musksmoderateEndocrine system Cosmetics, perfumes, cleaning agents, detergents, soaps
PerchloratemoderateHematologic (blood) system, Birth defects and developmental delays Contaminated food and drinking water
Perfluorochemicals (PFCs)lowBirth defects and developmental delays, Cancer, Endocrine system Stain- and grease-proof coatings on food packaging, couches, carpets, pans
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)lowReproduction and fertility, Brain and nervous system Foam furniture, carpet padding, computers, televisions, contaminated house dust, food
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)moderateBrain and nervous system, Immune system (including sensitization and allergies) Dietary sources, fatty meat, dairy and fish
Polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs)lowGastrointestinal (including liver) Dietary sources, fatty meat, dairy and fish

Detailed report by chemical (return to summary)

bisphenol a & badge

1 of 1 found

Detected in polycarbonate plastic, dental sealants, and resins that line metal cans. Linked to hormone disruption, birth defects, cancer with effects at very low doses.

  • level found: 6.9 ng/mL (wet weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 51 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (95th %ile)
0ng/mL (wet weight) in blood serum8.61


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: 179 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (59th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (56th %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: 32.5 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (59th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (66th %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: 9.17 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (80th %ile)
  • High vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (78th %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: 8.33 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (50th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (59th %ile)
0pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum63.7


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

  • level found: 5.83 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (71st %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (75th %ile)
0pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum24.3


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: 116 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (59th %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: 7.5 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (77th %ile)
0pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum97.1


metals

3 of 3 found

Neurotoxic heavy metal linked to IQ deficits and behavioral problems. Found in dust from chipping lead paint in older homes, and in some tap water.

  • level found: 0.325 ug/dL (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Low vs 71 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (10th %ile)
  • Low vs 8,373 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (7th %ile)
0.222ug/dL (wet weight) in whole blood4.7


Mercury is used in dental fillings and to preserve vaccines; it is also a common pollutant in seafood. Mercury harms brain development and function.

  • level found: 0.11 ug/L (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Low vs 40 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (15th %ile)
  • Low vs 8,373 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
7.0E-5ug/L (wet weight) in whole blood12


Forms from mercury, a pollutant from coal-fired power plants and other sources. Methylmercury accumulates in seafood and harms brain development and function.

  • level found: 0.11 ug/L (wet weight) in whole blood [B]
  • Low vs 88 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (11th %ile)
  • Low vs 8,373 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0ug/L (wet weight) in whole blood25.9


nitro- and polycylic- musks

1 of 10 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 0.67 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Moderate vs 10 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (60th %ile)
0ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood2.74


Total Nitro- and polycylic- musks

Synthetic fragrance in cosmetics, cleaning agents, detergents, air fresheners, perfumes. Suspected hormone disruptor. Prevents cells from blocking entry of toxins in animal study. Bioaccumulative.

  • level found: 0.67 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Moderate vs 10 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (60th %ile)
0ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood1.9


perchlorate

1 of 1 found

Explosive component of solid rocket and missile fuel. Widespread contaminant of food, drinking water, and people. Disrupts thyroid hormones, particularly in women with lower iodide intake; may harm brain development.

  • level found: 0.19 ug/L (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Moderate vs 10 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (70th %ile)
0ug/L (wet weight) in whole blood0.6


perfluorochemicals (pfcs)

2 of 13 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 0.973 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Low vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (9th %ile)
0.736ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood27.8


Total Perfluorochemicals (PFCs)

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: 0.372 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Low vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (9th %ile)
0.176ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood4.2


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: 0.601 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Low vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (9th %ile)
0.352ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood16.2


polybrominated diphenyl ethers (pbdes)

17-19 of 46 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 10.6 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (20th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (18th %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: found, but not quantified

found in 37 of 116 people, but not quantified

 


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: 0.0333 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (36th %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: 1.71 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (99th %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: 2.9 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (37th %ile)
0.238ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum76.9


  • level found: 0.19 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (57th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (15th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum2.73


  • level found: 0.0408 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (47th %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: found, but not quantified

found in 24 of 116 people, but not quantified

 


  • level found: found, but not quantified

found in 32 of 116 people, but not quantified

 


  • level found: found, but not quantified

found in 29 of 116 people, but not quantified

 


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: found, but not quantified

found in 54 of 116 people, but not quantified

 


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: 1.38 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (44th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (26th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum32.6


In PBDE chemical family - fire retardant in furniture foam, computers, televisions; may harm brain development and hormone systems.

  • level found: 0.741 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (32nd %ile)
  • Low vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (24th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum31.2


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: 3.31 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Low vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (21st %ile)
  • Low vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (17th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum143


  • level found: 0.0217 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (89th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.273


  • level found: 0.0233 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (54th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.823


Brominated fire retardants used in polyurethan foam and plastics. These PBDEs are neurotoxic and persist in people and the environment. They were withdrawn from the market in the U.S. in 2005.

  • level found: 0.0533 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (71st %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.673


  • level found: 0.154 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Low vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (17th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (45th %ile)
0.0385ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum6.17


polychlorinated biphenyls (pcbs)

76-116 of 209 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 39.7 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (60th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (48th %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: 0.118 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (45th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum19.4


  • level found: 0.583 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (99th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.583


  • level found: 0.05 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (96th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0531


  • level found: 0.122 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (99th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.122


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

  • level found: 0.264 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (71st %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum5.08


  • level found: 0.0525 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (96th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0555


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

  • level found: 1.05 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (55th %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: 0.154 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (63rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.67


  • level found: 0.143 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (77th %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: 0.0408 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (72nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.08


  • level found: 0.0242 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (70th %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: 0.272 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (52nd %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum6.74


  • level found: 0.176 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (66th %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: 0.0283 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (69th %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: 2.79 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (49th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (15th %ile)
0.211ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum112


  • level found: 0.0142 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (85th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0938


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

  • level found: 0.428 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (52nd %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum8.68


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

  • level found: 0.795 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (46th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0.0607ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum36.4


  • level found: 0.0258 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (60th %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: 0.18 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (66th %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: 0.0642 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (75th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum8.96


  • level found: 0.154 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (75th %ile)
  • High vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (82nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.83


  • level found: 6.84 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (81st %ile)
0.297ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum72.6


  • level found: 0.341 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (85th %ile)
0.00898ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum2.63


  • level found: 0.0625 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (85th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.179


  • level found: 0.0783 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (77th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum2.01


  • level found: 0.288 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (89th %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: 0.462 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (69th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.95


  • level found: 0.05 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (89th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.137


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

  • level found: 0.828 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (58th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0.0243ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum14


  • level found: 0.138 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (81st %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: 6.43 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (58th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (22nd %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: 0.923 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (55th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum14.6


  • level found: 0.233 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (83rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.864


  • level found: 0.0583 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (89th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.14


  • level found: 0.435 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (78th %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: 1.38 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (88th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.74


  • level found: 0.293 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (96th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.319


  • level found: 0.418 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (99th %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: 0.16 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (32nd %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: 0.443 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (46th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (12th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum34


  • level found: 0.12 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (66th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum5.57


  • level found: 0.17 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (43rd %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: 0.376 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (52nd %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: 0.0233 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (46th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (11th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum17.4


  • level found: 0.102 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (47th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum11.7


  • level found: 0.243 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (35th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum22.4


  • level found: 0.0117 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (63rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.53


  • level found: 0.168 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (81st %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.805


  • level found: 0.221 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (60th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (31st %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum13.1


  • level found: 1.26 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (78th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (13th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum4.98


  • level found: 0.0583 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (85th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.212


  • level found: 0.171 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (89th %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: 0.198 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (75th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (52nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.39


  • level found: 0.163 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (86th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.96


  • level found: 0.143 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (81st %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: 5.29 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (60th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (52nd %ile)
0.212ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum30.8


  • level found: 0.0833 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (86th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.333


  • level found: 0.0167 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (92nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0321


  • level found: 1.82 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (77th %ile)
0.0828ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum14.9


  • level found: 0.0267 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (80th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum13.1


  • level found: 0.025 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (85th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0343


  • level found: 0.11 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (89th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.483


  • level found: 0.0183 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (98th %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: 0.143 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (80th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.18


  • level found: 0.0192 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (89th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0231


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

  • level found: 0.138 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (69th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (32nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum4.47


  • level found: 0.0292 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (97th %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: 0.0517 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (75th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.65


  • level found: 0.635 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (66th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum23.4


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

  • level found: 0.0308 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (83rd %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: 0.214 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (60th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.46


  • level found: 0.02 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (85th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.161


  • level found: 0.0283 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (99th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0283


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

  • level found: 0.134 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (80th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.88


  • level found: 0.0208 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (99th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0208


polychlorinated naphthalenes (pcns)

2-3 of 70 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 0.0743 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (5th %ile)
0.0743ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.43


Total Polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs)

  • level found: 0.0267 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (92nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0747


  • level found: 0.0475 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (35th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.126


Chemicals not found in Cord Blood Sample 11

231 chemicals

1,2,3,6,7,8-HxBDD (hexadioxin), 1,2,3,7,8,9-HxBDD (hexadioxin), 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxBDD (hexadioxin), 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-OBDF (octafuran), 2,3,7,8-TBDF (tetrafuran), 2,3,4,7,8-PeBDF (pentafuran), 1,2,3,7,8-PeBDF (pentafuran), 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxBDF (hexafuran), 1,2,3,4,6,7,8-HpBDF (heptafuran), 2,3,7,8-TBDD (tetradioxin), 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-OBDD (octadioxin), 1,2,3,7,8-PeBDD (pentadioxin), Tetrabromobisphenol A, 2,3,4,6,7,8-HxCDF (hexafuran), 1,2,3,6,7,8-HxCDF (hexafuran), 1,2,3,7,8,9-HxCDF (hexafuran), 1,2,3,4,7,8,9-HpCDF (heptafuran), 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxCDF (hexafuran), 2,3,4,7,8-PeCDF (pentafuran), 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxCDD (hexadioxin), 2,3,7,8-TCDF (tetrafuran), 1,2,3,7,8-PeCDF (pentafuran), 2,3,7,8-TCDD (tetradioxin), 1,2,3,7,8-PeCDD (pentadioxin), Phantolide, Tonalide, Traseolide, Cashmeran, Celestolide, Musk tibetene, Musk xylene, Musk moskene, Musk ketone, PFBS (Perfluorobutane sulfonate), PFOSA (Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid), PFBA (Perfluorobutyric acid), PFUnA (Perfluoroundecanoic acid), PFPeA (Perfluoro-n-pentanoic acid), PFNA (Perfluorononanoic acid), PFHxS (Perfluorohexanesulfonate), PFHxA (Perfluorohexanoic acid), PFHpA (Perfluoroheptanoic acid), PFDoA (Perfluorododecanoic acid), PFDA (Perfluorodecanoic acid), PBDE-51, PBDE-49, PBDE-85, PBDE-140, PBDE-138, PBDE-181, PBDE-128, PBDE-190, PBDE-105, PBDE-10, PBDE-126, PBDE-77, PBDE-35, PBDE-11, PBDE-37, PBDE-12, PBDE-13, PBDE-8, PBDE-7, PBDE-166, PBDE-66, PBDE-116, PBDE-120, PBDE-75, PBDE-30, PBDE-32, PBDE-119, PCB-197, PCB-207, PCB-40, PCB-16, PCB-10, PCB-27, PCB-32, PCB-73, PCB-200, PCB-131, PCB-176, PCB-186, PCB-148, PCB-142, PCB-144, PCB-184, PCB-204, PCB-136, PCB-134, PCB-72, PCB-71, PCB-69, PCB-143, PCB-182, PCB-41, PCB-89, PCB-208, PCB-141, PCB-78, PCB-49, PCB-43, PCB-94, PCB-124, PCB-67, PCB-63, PCB-21, PCB-112, PCB-165, PCB-111, PCB-106, PCB-28, PCB-29, PCB-39, PCB-15, PCB-34, PCB-121, PCB-23, PCB-26, PCB-120, PCB-33, PCB-25, PCB-22, PCB-58, PCB-14, PCB-38, PCB-24, PCB-7, PCB-31, PCB-126, PCB-169, PCB-79, PCB-127, PCB-36, PCB-80, PCB-37, PCB-81, PCB-57, PCB-161, PCB-104, PCB-50, PCB-103, PCB-48, PCB-155, PCB-17, PCB-96, PCB-46, PCB-152, PCB-145, PCB-150, PCB-53, PCB-19, PCB-54, PCB-192, PCB-188, PCB-162, PCB-159, PCB-122, PCB-107, PCB-56, PCB-55, PCB-20, PCB-5, PCB-6, PCN-70, PCN-28, PCN-53, PCN-52, PCN-54, PCN-55, PCN-29, PCN-56, PCN-30, PCN-71, PCN-13, PCN-31, PCN-51, PCN-68, PCN-69, PCN-75, PCN-73, PCN-74, PCN-64, PCN-65, PCN-49, PCN-66, PCN-50, PCN-27, PCN-67, PCN-39, PCN-2, PCN-23, PCN-46, PCN-22, PCN-21, PCN-20, PCN-45, PCN-44, PCN-19, PCN-47, PCN-24, PCN-10, PCN-26, PCN-48, PCN-1, PCN-9, PCN-25, PCN-6, PCN-5, PCN-43, PCN-42, PCN-3, PCN-62, PCN-33, PCN-61, PCN-60, PCN-32, PCN-59, PCN-58, PCN-72, PCN-34, PCN-35, PCN-18, PCN-17, PCN-41, PCN-16, PCN-15, PCN-37, PCN-36, PCN-14, PCN-57

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.)

[K] Peak detected but did not meet quantification criteria; concentration is unconfirmed

[B] Peak found in sample and associated Lab Blank below the reporting limit.

[L] Peak found below the level found in the lab blank.

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

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