about this participant:

Cord Blood Sample 17, 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 system123
Immune system (including sensitization and allergies)108
Reproduction and fertility19
Gastrointestinal (including liver)9
Birth defects and developmental delays7
Endocrine system2
Cancer2
Hematologic (blood) system2



picture of Cord Blood Sample 17

Participant: Cord Blood Sample 17
Found 98-141 of 346 tested chemicals

Cord Blood Sample 17's cord blood contained 98-141 of 346 industrial compounds, pollutants and other chemicals tested, including chemicals linked to brain and nervous system toxicity, immune system toxicity, and reproductive toxicity and fertility problems.

  • This participant's samples show the highest levels of PCN-69 compared to all others in EWG studies
  • This participant's samples show above average levels of PCB-92, PCB-55, PCB-164 and PCB-116 compared to all others in EWG studies

Summary of chemicals found in Cord Blood Sample 17

chemical family level found health effects exposure routes
Chlorinated dioxins & furansmoderateImmune system (including sensitization and allergies), Birth defects and developmental delays Dietary sources, fatty meat, dairy and fish
Leadlow Lead-based paint in older homes, household dust, vinyl products, tap water
MercurymoderateBrain 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
PerchloratelowHematologic (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)moderateGastrointestinal (including liver) Dietary sources, fatty meat, dairy and fish

Detailed report by chemical (return to summary)

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: 90.7 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (50th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (49th %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: 16.7 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (53rd %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (45th %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: 8.67 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (74th %ile)
  • High vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (76th %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: 5.33 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (36th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (51st %ile)
0pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum63.7


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: 60 pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (53rd %ile)
0pg/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1590


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: 0.41 ug/dL (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Low vs 71 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (16th %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: 0.31 ug/L (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Moderate vs 40 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (28th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 8,373 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (28th %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: 0.17 ug/L (wet weight) in whole blood [B]
  • Low vs 88 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (13th %ile)
  • Low vs 8,373 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (22nd %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: 0.36 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Moderate vs 10 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (50th %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: 0.36 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Moderate vs 10 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (50th %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: 0.17 ug/L (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Low vs 10 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (20th %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: 2.39 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Low vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (22nd %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: 0.415 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Low vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (18th %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: 1.97 ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (40th %ile)
0.352ng/g (wet weight) in whole blood16.2


polybrominated diphenyl ethers (pbdes)

16-18 of 46 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 12.5 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (26th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (21st %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: 0.04 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (39th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.23


Brominated flame retardants used in plastics. Break down into more toxic and persistent forms in the environment. Withdrawn from the market in the U.S. in 2005.

  • level found: 0.151 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (93rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.782


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: 1.77 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Low vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (20th %ile)
0.238ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum76.9


  • level found: 0.115 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (44th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (15th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum2.73


  • level found: 0.044 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (54th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.488


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: 1.7 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (53rd %ile)
  • Moderate vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (32nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum32.6


  • level found: 0.14 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (59th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (17th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum2.27


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

  • level found: 0.693 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (31st %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: 7.33 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (37th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (27th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum143


  • level found: 0.046 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (33rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.26


  • level found: 0.0453 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (54th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (16th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.33


  • level found: 0.042 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 76 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (69th %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: 0.0953 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (88th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.673


  • level found: 0.311 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (28th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (65th %ile)
0.0385ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum6.17


polychlorinated biphenyls (pcbs)

65-103 of 172 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 26.4 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (49th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (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: 0.0633 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 34 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (30th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum19.4


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 (32nd %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: 0.113 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (52nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.67


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

  • level found: 0.0513 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (78th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.08


  • level found: 0.026 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (74th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.402


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

  • level found: 0.333 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)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum6.74


  • level found: 0.165 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (58th %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: 0.048 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (83rd %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: 1.71 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (32nd %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: 0.453 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 serum8.68


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

  • level found: 0.626 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (32nd %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0.0607ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum36.4


  • level found: 0.02 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • 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 serum1.61


  • level found: 0.184 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (80th %ile)
  • High vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (82nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.83


  • level found: 4.11 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (70th %ile)
0.297ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum72.6


  • level found: 0.224 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (77th %ile)
0.00898ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum2.63


  • level found: 0.101 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (93rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.179


  • level found: 0.0593 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (70th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum2.01


  • level found: 0.014 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (89th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0254


  • level found: 0.264 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (85th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.923


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

  • level found: 0.297 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (63rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.95


  • level found: 0.0313 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (81st %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.137


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

  • level found: 0.0693 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (89th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.81


  • level found: 0.0113 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (89th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0304


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

  • level found: 0.546 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] (14th %ile)
0.0243ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum14


  • level found: 0.135 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (77th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.457


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

  • level found: 3.59 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] (15th %ile)
0.379ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum96.5


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

  • level found: 0.479 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)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum14.6


  • level found: 0.243 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (86th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.864


  • level found: 0.0627 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (93rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.14


  • level found: 0.248 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (66th %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: 0.175 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (40th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum29


  • level found: 0.0307 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (72nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.7


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

  • level found: 0.0627 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (52nd %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: 0.258 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (35th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (12th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum34


  • level found: 0.115 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (63rd %ile)
  • Low vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum5.57


  • level found: 0.166 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (40th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (11th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum12.3


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

  • level found: 0.42 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (58th %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: 0.0447 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • 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 serum17.4


  • level found: 0.129 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (54th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum11.7


  • level found: 0.285 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (40th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum22.4


  • level found: 0.0147 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (72nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.53


  • level found: 0.279 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (97th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.805


  • level found: 0.475 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (83rd %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (31st %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum13.1


  • level found: 0.931 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (75th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (13th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum4.98


  • level found: 0.044 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (70th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.212


  • level found: 0.131 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (81st %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.353


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 (72nd %ile)
  • Moderate vs 2,547 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (52nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.39


  • level found: 0.111 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (80th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.96


  • level found: 0.247 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (89th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.836


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

  • level found: 3.3 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] (21st %ile)
0.212ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum30.8


  • level found: 0.072 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (83rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.333


  • level found: 0.01 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (86th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0321


  • level found: 1.93 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (81st %ile)
0.0828ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum14.9


  • level found: 0.014 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (72nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum13.1


  • level found: 0.0173 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (77th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0343


  • level found: 0.213 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (98th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.483


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

  • level found: 0.0893 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (63rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.18


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

  • level found: 0.233 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (75th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (32nd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum4.47


  • level found: 0.0153 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (97th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0563


  • level found: 0.0173 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (81st %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0425


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

  • level found: 0.119 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (80th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum1.65


  • level found: 0.988 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (81st %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum23.4


  • level found: 0.0287 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (85th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.142


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

  • level found: 0.412 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 35 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (69th %ile)
  • Low vs 4,821 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.46


  • level found: 0.0153 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 26 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (77th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.161


polychlorinated naphthalenes (pcns)

6-9 of 70 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 0.502 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (35th %ile)
0.0743ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.43


Total Polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs)

  • level found: 0.02 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (83rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.0747


  • level found: 0.0373 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (79th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.719


  • level found: 0.192 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • High vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (99th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.192


  • level found: 0.177 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [KL]
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (74th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum3.11


  • level found: 0.026 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (53rd %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.392


  • level found: 0.05 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum [L]
  • Moderate vs 23 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (40th %ile)
0ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum0.126


Chemicals not found in Cord Blood Sample 17

205 chemicals

Bisphenol A, 2,3,7,8-TBDD (tetradioxin), 1,2,3,7,8-PeBDD (pentadioxin), 1,2,3,6,7,8-HxBDD (hexadioxin), 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-OBDD (octadioxin), 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), 1,2,3,7,8,9-HxBDD (hexadioxin), Tetrabromobisphenol A, 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-OCDF (octafuran), 1,2,3,4,7,8,9-HpCDF (heptafuran), 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxCDD (hexadioxin), 1,2,3,7,8,9-HxCDD (hexadioxin), 2,3,4,7,8-PeCDF (pentafuran), 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxCDF (hexafuran), 1,2,3,7,8,9-HxCDF (hexafuran), 1,2,3,6,7,8-HxCDF (hexafuran), 1,2,3,7,8-PeCDD (pentadioxin), 2,3,4,6,7,8-HxCDF (hexafuran), 2,3,7,8-TCDD (tetradioxin), 2,3,7,8-TCDF (tetrafuran), 1,2,3,7,8-PeCDF (pentafuran), Tonalide, Phantolide, Musk ketone, Celestolide, Musk tibetene, Musk xylene, Musk moskene, Cashmeran, Traseolide, PFUnA (Perfluoroundecanoic acid), PFNA (Perfluorononanoic acid), PFOSA (Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid), PFBA (Perfluorobutyric acid), PFPeA (Perfluoro-n-pentanoic acid), PFHxS (Perfluorohexanesulfonate), PFHxA (Perfluorohexanoic acid), PFHpA (Perfluoroheptanoic acid), PFDoA (Perfluorododecanoic acid), PFDA (Perfluorodecanoic acid), PFBS (Perfluorobutane sulfonate), PBDE-138, PBDE-183, PBDE-181, PBDE-128, PBDE-206, PBDE-209, PBDE-77, PBDE-140, PBDE-51, PBDE-8, PBDE-10, PBDE-126, PBDE-35, PBDE-11, PBDE-37, PBDE-13, PBDE-12, PBDE-7, PBDE-32, PBDE-30, PBDE-203, PBDE-105, PBDE-166, PBDE-119, PBDE-116, PBDE-71, PBDE-120, PBDE-75, PCB-72, PCB-71, PCB-69, PCB-124, PCB-67, PCB-73, PCB-40, PCB-197, PCB-172, PCB-131, PCB-200, PCB-176, PCB-136, PCB-112, PCB-165, PCB-78, PCB-191, PCB-190, PCB-49, PCB-89, PCB-41, PCB-181, PCB-182, PCB-43, PCB-94, PCB-106, PCB-111, PCB-64, PCB-58, PCB-169, PCB-79, PCB-127, PCB-80, PCB-37, PCB-81, PCB-15, PCB-107, PCB-126, PCB-77, PCB-159, PCB-162, PCB-122, PCB-192, PCB-161, PCB-57, PCB-120, PCB-121, PCB-56, PCB-54, PCB-53, PCB-150, PCB-145, PCB-188, PCB-148, PCB-186, PCB-142, PCB-184, PCB-204, PCB-42, PCB-152, PCB-45, PCB-104, PCB-51, PCB-50, PCB-103, PCB-48, PCB-155, PCB-96, PCB-46, PCN-28, PCN-70, PCN-54, PCN-55, PCN-29, PCN-56, PCN-30, PCN-31, PCN-71, PCN-13, PCN-53, PCN-51, PCN-50, PCN-75, PCN-73, PCN-74, PCN-64, PCN-65, PCN-49, PCN-27, PCN-68, PCN-36, PCN-57, PCN-43, PCN-19, PCN-45, PCN-20, PCN-21, PCN-22, PCN-23, PCN-46, PCN-47, PCN-24, PCN-5, PCN-6, PCN-25, PCN-9, PCN-48, PCN-26, PCN-10, PCN-42, PCN-3, PCN-18, PCN-72, PCN-58, PCN-59, PCN-32, PCN-61, PCN-33, PCN-62, PCN-34, PCN-35, PCN-14, PCN-44, PCN-37, PCN-15, PCN-39, PCN-16, PCN-41, PCN-17, PCN-2

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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