about this participant:

Cord Blood Sample 15, 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 system121
Immune system (including sensitization and allergies)115
Reproduction and fertility13
Birth defects and developmental delays7
Gastrointestinal (including liver)5
Cancer2
Hematologic (blood) system2
Biochemical effects1



picture of Cord Blood Sample 15

Participant: Cord Blood Sample 15
Found 96-139 of 383 tested chemicals

Cord Blood Sample 15's cord blood contained 96-139 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 15

chemical family level found health effects exposure routes
Bisphenol Ahigh Polycarbonate plastics, food can linings, dental sealants
Brominated dioxins & furansmoderateImmune system (including sensitization and allergies) Dietary sources, fatty meat, dairy and fish
Chlorinated dioxins & furansmoderateImmune system (including sensitization and allergies), Birth defects and developmental delays Dietary sources, fatty meat, dairy and fish
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
PerchloratehighHematologic (blood) system, Birth defects and developmental delays Contaminated food and drinking water
Perfluorochemicals (PFCs)highBirth 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: 1.29 ng/mL (wet weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 51 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (81st %ile)
0ng/mL (wet weight) in blood serum8.61


brominated dioxins & furans

2 of 12 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 67.3 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (74th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (56th %ile) (comparison based on congeners tested by CDC)
0pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1440


Total Brominated dioxins & furans

  • level found: 41.8 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (99th %ile)
0pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum41.8


  • level found: 25.5 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (99th %ile)
0pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum25.5


chlorinated dioxins & furans

4 of 17 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 54.5 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (27th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (45th %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: 5.45 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Low vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (12th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (36th %ile)
0pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum125


Chlorinated furans, also called chlorinated dibenzofurans or CDFs, are toxic, persistent, bioaccumulative, and lipophilic ("fat-loving""). This means that CDFs build up and are stored in fatty tissues and fluid, such as breast milk, and can be passed on to fetuses and infants during pregnancy and lactation.

In humans, CDFs are associated with premature birth and abnormal development, liver toxicity, skin disease, eye inflammation, and damage to the nervous, immune, endocrine, and reproductive systems (ATSDR 1994b).

In laboratory animals, CDFs are known to cause a variety of effects including damage to the reproductive, endocrine, immune, and nervous systems. In addition, CDFs harm the kidneys and gastrointestinal tract, and cause birth defects (ATSDR 1994b).

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

  • level found: 7.27 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (92nd %ile)
  • High vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (90th %ile)
0pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum22.9


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: 36.4 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Low vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (24th %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: 5.45 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (74th %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: 0.533 ug/dL (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Low vs 71 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (20th %ile)
  • Low vs 8,373 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (12th %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: 0.92 ug/L (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Moderate vs 40 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (43rd %ile)
  • Moderate vs 8,373 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (65th %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: 0.71 ug/L (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Moderate vs 88 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (31st %ile)
  • Moderate vs 8,373 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (56th %ile)
0ug/L (wet weight) in whole blood25.9


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: 0.24 ug/L (wet weight) in whole blood
  • High vs 10 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (80th %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: 7.08 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (79th %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: 0.206 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (87th %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: 0.211 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (79th %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: 0.951 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (53rd %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: 5.71 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (87th %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: 3.41 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] (14th %ile) (comparison based on congeners tested by CDC)
1.11ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum314


Total Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)

Brominated fire retardants 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: 0.749 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Low vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (7th %ile)
0.238ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum76.9


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 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: 0.598 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Low vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (16th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (15th %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: 0.463 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Low vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (25th %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: 1.49 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Low vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (9th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (15th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum143


  • level found: 0.0291 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (62nd %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: 0.0336 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (58th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.673


  • level found: 0.0445 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Low vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (3rd %ile)
  • Moderate vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (45th %ile)
0.0385ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum6.17


polychlorinated biphenyls (pcbs)

68-107 of 209 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 29.5 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (52nd %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (45th %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: 0.133 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (53rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum19.4


  • level found: 0.335 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (92nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.583


  • level found: 0.119 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (96th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.122


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

  • level found: 0.23 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (65th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum5.08


  • level found: 0.0555 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (99th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0555


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

  • level found: 0.972 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] (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: 0.135 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (58th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.67


  • level found: 0.188 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (81st %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: 0.0773 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (86th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.08


  • level found: 0.0464 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (81st %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: 0.407 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 serum6.74


  • level found: 0.286 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (77th %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: 0.0627 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (86th %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: 3.31 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] (16th %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: 0.567 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 serum8.68


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

  • level found: 1.6 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)
0.0607ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum36.4


  • level found: 0.0373 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (69th %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: 0.174 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (63rd %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: 0.0691 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (80th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum8.96


  • level found: 0.0673 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (60th %ile)
  • High vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (82nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.83


  • level found: 3.62 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (66th %ile)
0.297ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum72.6


  • level found: 0.166 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (66th %ile)
0.00898ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum2.63


  • level found: 0.0655 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (89th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.179


  • level found: 0.0555 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (58th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum2.01


  • level found: 0.203 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (77th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.923


  • level found: 0.0182 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (93rd %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: 0.192 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (46th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.95


  • level found: 0.0273 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (70th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.137


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

  • level found: 0.678 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)
0.0243ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum14


  • level found: 0.171 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (85th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.457


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

  • level found: 4.7 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] (19th %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: 0.409 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • 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 serum14.6


  • level found: 0.166 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (80th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.864


  • level found: 0.0918 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (97th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.14


  • level found: 0.229 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] (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: 1.11 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (76th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.74


  • level found: 0.282 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (92nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.319


  • level found: 0.287 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (80th %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: 0.313 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (52nd %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: 0.0864 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (58th %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: 0.581 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (55th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (12th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum34


  • level found: 0.183 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (83rd %ile)
  • Low vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum5.57


  • level found: 0.255 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (58th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (11th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum12.3


  • level found: 0.0145 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (77th %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: 0.868 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (72nd %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: 0.0655 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (63rd %ile)
  • Low vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (11th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum17.4


  • level found: 0.278 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (77th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum11.7


  • level found: 0.533 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (58th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum22.4


  • level found: 0.0173 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (80th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.53


  • level found: 0.191 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (85th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.805


  • level found: 0.238 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (63rd %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (31st %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum13.1


  • level found: 0.324 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] (13th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum4.98


  • level found: 0.0582 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (81st %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.212


  • level found: 0.0527 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (62nd %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: 0.22 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (78th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (52nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.39


  • level found: 0.0545 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (63rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.96


  • level found: 0.126 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (74th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.836


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 (43rd %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0.212ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum30.8


  • level found: 0.0373 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (72nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.333


  • level found: 1.06 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (62nd %ile)
0.0828ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum14.9


  • level found: 0.0309 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (93rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0343


  • level found: 0.0736 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (75th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.483


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

  • level found: 0.0827 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (60th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.18


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

  • level found: 0.11 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] (32nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum4.47


  • level found: 0.0255 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (89th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0425


  • level found: 0.575 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (62nd %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: 0.104 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (71st %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.88


  • level found: 0.0145 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 25 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (88th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0208


polychlorinated naphthalenes (pcns)

3-5 of 70 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 0.178 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (9th %ile)
0.0743ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.43


Total Polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs)

  • level found: 0.0436 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (79th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.392


  • level found: 0.0673 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (99th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0673


  • level found: 0.0673 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (66th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.126


Chemicals not found in Cord Blood Sample 15

244 chemicals

1,2,3,4,7,8-HxBDD (hexadioxin), 1,2,3,4,6,7,8-HpBDF (heptafuran), 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxBDF (hexafuran), 1,2,3,7,8-PeBDF (pentafuran), 2,3,7,8-TBDF (tetrafuran), 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-OBDF (octafuran), 1,2,3,6,7,8-HxBDD (hexadioxin), 1,2,3,7,8,9-HxBDD (hexadioxin), 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-OBDD (octadioxin), 2,3,7,8-TBDD (tetradioxin), Tetrabromobisphenol A, 1,2,3,7,8,9-HxCDF (hexafuran), 2,3,7,8-TCDD (tetradioxin), 1,2,3,7,8-PeCDD (pentadioxin), 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxCDD (hexadioxin), 1,2,3,7,8,9-HxCDD (hexadioxin), 1,2,3,6,7,8-HxCDD (hexadioxin), 2,3,4,6,7,8-HxCDF (hexafuran), 2,3,4,7,8-PeCDF (pentafuran), 1,2,3,4,6,7,8-HpCDF (heptafuran), 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxCDF (hexafuran), 1,2,3,4,7,8,9-HpCDF (heptafuran), 2,3,7,8-TCDF (tetrafuran), 1,2,3,7,8-PeCDF (pentafuran), Musk tibetene, Tonalide, Phantolide, Musk ketone, Celestolide, Musk xylene, Musk moskene, Galaxolide, Cashmeran, Traseolide, PFUnA (Perfluoroundecanoic acid), PFOSA (Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid), PFBA (Perfluorobutyric acid), PFPeA (Perfluoro-n-pentanoic acid), PFHxS (Perfluorohexanesulfonate), PFDoA (Perfluorododecanoic acid), PFDA (Perfluorodecanoic acid), PFBS (Perfluorobutane sulfonate), PFHxA (Perfluorohexanoic acid), PBDE-155, PBDE-154, PBDE-85, PBDE-140, PBDE-138, PBDE-183, PBDE-181, PBDE-128, PBDE-209, PBDE-49, PBDE-51, PBDE-203, PBDE-8, PBDE-10, PBDE-126, PBDE-77, PBDE-35, PBDE-11, PBDE-37, PBDE-12, PBDE-13, PBDE-15, PBDE-7, PBDE-32, PBDE-105, PBDE-190, PBDE-166, PBDE-119, PBDE-66, PBDE-116, PBDE-71, PBDE-120, PBDE-75, PBDE-30, PCB-40, PCB-16, PCB-10, PCB-27, PCB-32, PCB-73, PCB-72, PCB-71, PCB-69, PCB-124, PCB-82, PCB-207, PCB-142, PCB-144, PCB-184, PCB-204, PCB-42, PCB-84, PCB-134, PCB-176, PCB-131, PCB-186, PCB-68, PCB-181, PCB-41, PCB-89, PCB-141, PCB-78, PCB-60, PCB-66, PCB-64, PCB-49, PCB-182, PCB-143, PCB-67, PCB-63, PCB-21, PCB-112, PCB-165, PCB-111, PCB-106, PCB-94, PCB-43, PCB-28, PCB-148, PCB-77, PCB-81, PCB-38, PCB-39, PCB-14, PCB-15, PCB-26, PCB-121, PCB-23, PCB-120, PCB-33, PCB-25, PCB-22, PCB-37, PCB-13, PCB-24, PCB-7, PCB-29, PCB-31, PCB-126, PCB-169, PCB-79, PCB-127, PCB-36, PCB-80, PCB-34, PCB-12, PCB-58, PCB-57, PCB-188, PCB-51, PCB-50, PCB-103, PCB-48, PCB-155, PCB-17, PCB-96, PCB-46, PCB-45, PCB-152, PCB-150, PCB-145, PCB-104, PCB-53, PCB-19, PCB-192, PCB-162, PCB-159, PCB-122, PCB-107, PCB-56, PCB-55, PCB-161, PCB-54, PCB-5, PCB-6, PCB-20, PCN-68, PCN-51, PCN-69, PCN-53, PCN-28, PCN-70, PCN-56, PCN-55, PCN-29, PCN-54, PCN-27, PCN-50, PCN-41, PCN-67, PCN-75, PCN-73, PCN-74, PCN-63, PCN-64, PCN-65, PCN-49, PCN-66, PCN-30, PCN-2, PCN-22, PCN-21, PCN-20, PCN-45, PCN-44, PCN-19, PCN-43, PCN-42, PCN-46, PCN-23, PCN-47, PCN-10, PCN-26, PCN-48, PCN-1, PCN-9, PCN-25, PCN-6, PCN-5, PCN-3, PCN-18, PCN-33, PCN-61, PCN-59, PCN-58, PCN-72, PCN-57, PCN-71, PCN-13, PCN-62, PCN-34, PCN-35, PCN-17, PCN-24, PCN-16, PCN-39, PCN-15, PCN-37, PCN-36, PCN-14, PCN-31

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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