about this participant:

Cord Blood Sample 12, 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 system83
Immune system (including sensitization and allergies)72
Gastrointestinal (including liver)15
Reproduction and fertility13
Birth defects and developmental delays4
Endocrine system3
Cancer2
Hematologic (blood) system2



picture of Cord Blood Sample 12

Participant: Cord Blood Sample 12
Found 83-108 of 383 tested chemicals

Cord Blood Sample 12's cord blood contained 83-108 of 383 industrial compounds, pollutants and other chemicals tested, including chemicals linked to brain and nervous system toxicity, immune system toxicity, and gastrointestinal (including liver) toxicity.

Summary of chemicals found in Cord Blood Sample 12

chemical family level found health effects exposure routes
Bisphenol Ahigh Polycarbonate plastics, food can linings, dental sealants
Brominated Fire Retardanthigh
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
MercurymoderateBrain and nervous system Seafood, flu shots/vaccines, dental fillings
Methylmercurymoderate Dietary sources, particularly seafood
Nitro- and polycylic- muskshighEndocrine system Cosmetics, perfumes, cleaning agents, detergents, soaps
PerchloratehighHematologic (blood) system, Birth defects and developmental delays Contaminated food and drinking water
Perfluorochemicals (PFCs)moderateBirth 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)highGastrointestinal (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: 4.96 ng/mL (wet weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 51 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (93rd %ile)
0ng/mL (wet weight) in blood serum8.61


brominated fire retardant

1 of 1 found

Brominated Fire Retardant

  • cumulative level found: 3210 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 17 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (99th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3210


Total Brominated Fire Retardant

  • level found: 3210 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 17 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (99th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3210


chlorinated dioxins & furans

1 of 17 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 5 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (3rd %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (44th %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: 5 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Low vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (6th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (36th %ile)
0pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum125


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: 0.4 ug/dL (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Low vs 71 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (15th %ile)
  • Low vs 8,373 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (8th %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: 0.66 ug/L (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Moderate vs 40 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (38th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 8,373 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (50th %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: 0.54 ug/L (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Low vs 88 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (25th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 8,373 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (44th %ile)
0ug/L (wet weight) in whole blood25.9


nitro- and polycylic- musks

2 of 10 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 2.74 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • High vs 10 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (99th %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: 1.9 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • High vs 10 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (99th %ile)
0ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood1.9


Synthetic fragrance in cosmetics, detergents, cigarettes. Suspected hormone disruptor. Prevents cells from blocking entry of toxins in animal study. Bioaccumulative.

  • level found: 0.84 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • High vs 10 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (99th %ile)
0ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood0.84


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: 0.6 ug/L (wet weight) in whole blood
  • High vs 10 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (99th %ile)
0ug/L (wet weight) in whole blood0.6


perfluorochemicals (pfcs)

4 of 13 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 3.1 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (31st %ile)
0.736ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood27.8


Total Perfluorochemicals (PFCs)

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

  • level found: 0.225 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (96th %ile)
0ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood0.324


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

  • level found: 0.234 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (87th %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: 1.17 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (79th %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: 1.47 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (27th %ile)
0.352ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood16.2


polybrominated diphenyl ethers (pbdes)

10-12 of 46 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 5.74 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (13th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (15th %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: 0.0317 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (35th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.23


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: 2.43 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (29th %ile)
0.238ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum76.9


  • level found: 0.0333 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (32nd %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 32 of 116 people, but not quantified

 


  • level found: found, but not quantified

found in 29 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: 0.63 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Low vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (17th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (17th %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: 2.45 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Low vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (13th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (16th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum143


  • level found: 0.0225 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (53rd %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: 0.0433 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (64th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.673


  • level found: 0.103 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Low vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (10th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (45th %ile)
0.0385ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum6.17


polychlorinated biphenyls (pcbs)

52-69 of 209 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 9.68 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (26th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (40th %ile) (comparison based on congeners tested by CDC)
2.95ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum600


Total Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

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

  • level found: 0.0408 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Low vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (18th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum19.4


  • level found: 0.125 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (64th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.583


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

  • level found: 0.14 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (53rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum5.08


  • level found: 0.0475 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (92nd %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: 0.293 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (26th %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: 0.0558 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (32nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.67


  • level found: 0.0383 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (43rd %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (15th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum5.76


  • level found: 0.0125 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (43rd %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: 0.107 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • 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 serum6.74


  • level found: 0.0642 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (35th %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: 0.0125 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (49th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.65


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

  • level found: 0.86 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Low vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (18th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (15th %ile)
0.211ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum112


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

  • level found: 0.171 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (29th %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: 0.253 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (26th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0.0607ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum36.4


  • level found: 0.0108 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (49th %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: 0.0642 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (38th %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: 0.0208 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (49th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum8.96


  • level found: 1.21 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (31st %ile)
0.297ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum72.6


  • level found: 0.0525 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (47th %ile)
0.00898ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum2.63


  • level found: 0.0208 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (35th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum2.01


  • level found: 0.0333 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (47th %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: 0.0775 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (35th %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: 0.197 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (26th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0.0243ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum14


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

  • level found: 1.55 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (26th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (13th %ile)
0.379ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum96.5


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

  • level found: 0.178 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (26th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum14.6


  • level found: 0.0283 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (55th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.864


  • level found: 0.0192 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (74th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.14


  • level found: 0.0942 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] (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: 1.34 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (84th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.74


  • level found: 0.186 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (76th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.319


  • level found: 0.243 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (76th %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: 0.0842 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Low vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (20th %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: 0.135 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Low vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (23rd %ile)
  • Low vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (12th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum34


  • level found: 0.0508 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (49th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum5.57


  • level found: 0.0808 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (26th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (11th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum12.3


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

  • level found: 0.15 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (35th %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: 0.0117 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (29th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (11th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum17.4


  • level found: 0.0417 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (35th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum11.7


  • level found: 0.116 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (26th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum22.4


  • level found: 0.168 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] (13th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum4.98


  • level found: 0.0317 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (54th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.353


  • level found: 0.0292 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (58th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.96


  • level found: 0.0258 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (43rd %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: 0.772 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (35th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0.212ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum30.8


  • level found: 0.0167 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (63rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.333


  • level found: 0.015 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (89th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0321


  • level found: 0.344 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (39th %ile)
0.0828ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum14.9


  • level found: 0.0167 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (74th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0343


  • level found: 0.0167 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (63rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.483


  • level found: 0.0133 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (74th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0425


  • level found: 0.0117 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (62nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.142


  • level found: 0.0125 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (74th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.161


polychlorinated naphthalenes (pcns)

8-14 of 70 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 1.12 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (83rd %ile)
0.0743ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.43


Total Polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs)

  • level found: 0.307 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (99th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.307


  • level found: 0.0575 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (83rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.719


  • level found: 0.383 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (83rd %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: 0.0642 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (87th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.188


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

  • level found: 0.113 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (99th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.113


  • level found: 0.0325 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (53rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0664


  • level found: 0.0558 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (87th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0886


  • level found: 0.107 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (96th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.126


Chemicals not found in Cord Blood Sample 12

275 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), 1,2,3,7,8-PeBDD (pentadioxin), 2,3,7,8-TBDD (tetradioxin), 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-OBDD (octadioxin), 2,3,7,8-TCDF (tetrafuran), 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxCDF (hexafuran), 2,3,4,7,8-PeCDF (pentafuran), 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-OCDD (octadioxin), 1,2,3,7,8,9-HxCDD (hexadioxin), 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxCDD (hexadioxin), 1,2,3,7,8-PeCDD (pentadioxin), 1,2,3,7,8-PeCDF (pentafuran), 2,3,7,8-TCDD (tetradioxin), 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-OCDF (octafuran), 1,2,3,4,7,8,9-HpCDF (heptafuran), 1,2,3,4,6,7,8-HpCDF (heptafuran), 2,3,4,6,7,8-HxCDF (hexafuran), 1,2,3,7,8,9-HxCDF (hexafuran), 1,2,3,6,7,8-HxCDD (hexadioxin), 1,2,3,6,7,8-HxCDF (hexafuran), Phantolide, Musk ketone, Musk xylene, Traseolide, Cashmeran, Musk moskene, Musk tibetene, Celestolide, PFBS (Perfluorobutane sulfonate), PFBA (Perfluorobutyric acid), PFOSA (Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid), PFUnA (Perfluoroundecanoic acid), PFDoA (Perfluorododecanoic acid), PFDA (Perfluorodecanoic acid), PFHxA (Perfluorohexanoic acid), PFHxS (Perfluorohexanesulfonate), PFPeA (Perfluoro-n-pentanoic acid), PBDE-140, PBDE-138, PBDE-183, PBDE-181, PBDE-128, PBDE-206, PBDE-209, PBDE-77, PBDE-85, PBDE-99, PBDE-154, PBDE-10, PBDE-8, PBDE-7, PBDE-32, PBDE-30, PBDE-75, PBDE-120, PBDE-71, PBDE-66, PBDE-116, PBDE-126, PBDE-35, PBDE-11, PBDE-49, PBDE-51, PBDE-203, PBDE-190, PBDE-105, PBDE-166, PBDE-12, PBDE-37, PBDE-13, PBDE-119, PCB-69, PCB-125, PCB-124, PCB-76, PCB-67, PCB-61, PCB-115, PCB-166, PCB-21, PCB-112, PCB-165, PCB-111, PCB-106, PCB-71, PCB-72, PCB-65, PCB-200, PCB-131, PCB-197, PCB-207, PCB-128, PCB-40, PCB-16, PCB-4, PCB-10, PCB-27, PCB-30, PCB-32, PCB-73, PCB-132, PCB-101, PCB-94, PCB-110, PCB-87, PCB-78, PCB-74, PCB-70, PCB-60, PCB-66, PCB-64, PCB-44, PCB-47, PCB-49, PCB-52, PCB-28, PCB-149, PCB-141, PCB-174, PCB-93, PCB-43, PCB-98, PCB-143, PCB-140, PCB-139, PCB-182, PCB-181, PCB-41, PCB-89, PCB-95, PCB-136, PCB-208, PCB-18, PCB-176, PCB-15, PCB-26, PCB-121, PCB-23, PCB-120, PCB-119, PCB-33, PCB-25, PCB-22, PCB-113, PCB-58, PCB-57, PCB-161, PCB-192, PCB-35, PCB-162, PCB-159, PCB-122, PCB-34, PCB-24, PCB-39, PCB-14, PCB-38, PCB-81, PCB-37, PCB-13, PCB-12, PCB-80, PCB-36, PCB-127, PCB-79, PCB-169, PCB-126, PCB-77, PCB-31, PCB-29, PCB-7, PCB-108, PCB-107, PCB-54, PCB-100, PCB-17, PCB-6, PCB-96, PCB-20, PCB-46, PCB-45, PCB-152, PCB-155, PCB-48, PCB-19, PCB-5, PCB-53, PCB-104, PCB-51, PCB-50, PCB-103, PCB-102, PCB-150, PCB-42, PCB-90, PCB-184, PCB-204, PCB-84, PCB-134, PCB-55, PCB-56, PCB-205, PCB-86, PCB-147, PCB-97, PCB-144, PCB-145, PCB-142, PCB-188, PCB-148, PCB-186, PCN-49, PCN-68, PCN-50, PCN-27, PCN-65, PCN-64, PCN-63, PCN-16, PCN-15, PCN-71, PCN-47, PCN-51, PCN-69, PCN-10, PCN-20, PCN-45, PCN-44, PCN-19, PCN-42, PCN-3, PCN-18, PCN-17, PCN-21, PCN-22, PCN-46, PCN-26, PCN-48, PCN-9, PCN-25, PCN-6, PCN-5, PCN-24, PCN-23, PCN-41, PCN-39, PCN-36, PCN-31, PCN-30, PCN-56, PCN-29, PCN-55, PCN-54, PCN-70, PCN-53, PCN-13, PCN-57, PCN-72, PCN-14, PCN-35, PCN-62, PCN-61, PCN-60, PCN-32, PCN-59, PCN-58, PCN-52

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

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

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

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