about this participant:

Baby B, from USA, participated in the -0001 biomonitoring investigation entitled "Other Body Burden Studies." gave for the study.

Location:

USA

Participant's groups:

Study:

Other Body Burden Studies



health & safety concerns:
chemicals found in this person
Cancer2
Birth defects and developmental delays2
Behavioral effects1
Biochemical effects1
Immune system (including sensitization and allergies)1
Hematologic (blood) system1
Reproduction and fertility1
Endocrine system1



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Participant: Baby B
Found 4 of 14 tested chemicals

Baby B's contained 4 of 14 industrial compounds, pollutants and other chemicals tested, including chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects and developmental delays, and behavioral effects.

Summary of chemicals found in Baby B

chemical family level found health effects exposure routes
Perfluorochemicals (PFCs)lowCancer, Birth defects and developmental delays, Endocrine system Stain- and grease-proof coatings on food packaging, couches, carpets, pans

Detailed report by chemical (return to summary)

perfluorochemicals (pfcs)

4 of 13 found

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

  • cumulative level found: 2.63 ng/mL (wet weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 55 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (2nd %ile)
  • Low vs 3,959 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (8th %ile) (comparison based on congeners tested by CDC)
2.63ng/mL (wet weight) in blood serum77.7


Total Perfluorochemicals (PFCs)

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

  • level found: 0.434 ng/mL (wet weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 55 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (8th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 2,368 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (26th %ile)
0ng/mL (wet weight) in blood serum5.85


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: 0.818 ng/mL (wet weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 55 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (4th %ile)
  • Low vs 2,368 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (14th %ile)
0.366ng/mL (wet weight) in blood serum10.1


In fire fighting foams and carpet treatments. Phased out of consumer products by 3M in 2000 over health concerns.

  • level found: 0.312 ng/mL (wet weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 55 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (20th %ile)
  • Low vs 1,591 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (7th %ile)
0ng/mL (wet weight) in blood serum13.1


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: 1.07 ng/mL (wet weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 55 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (2nd %ile)
  • Low vs 1,591 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (1st %ile)
1.07ng/mL (wet weight) in blood serum64.1


Chemicals not found in Baby B

10 chemicals

Tetrabromobisphenol A, PFUnA (Perfluoroundecanoic acid), PFPeA (Perfluoro-n-pentanoic acid), PFOSA (Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid), PFHxA (Perfluorohexanoic acid), PFHpA (Perfluoroheptanoic acid), PFDoA (Perfluorododecanoic acid), PFDA (Perfluorodecanoic acid), PFBS (Perfluorobutane sulfonate), PFBA (Perfluorobutyric acid)

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.)

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