The Pollution in Newborns
Body Burden: The Pollution in Newborns: Test Results
PCN-18 was not found in any of the samples above the limits of detection.
|About PCN-18 *|
|Chemical Class||Polychlorinated naphthalene (PCN)|
|Chemical SubClass||Trichlorinated naphthalene|
|Manufacturing/ Use Status||use/production has been voluntarily discontinued in the U.S.|
|Trade and product names||Arochlors, Cerifal Materials, Halowax 1014, Halowax 1051, N-Oil, Nibren wax, Seekay wax|
|Chemical functions||electrical insulator, heat resistant lubricant, plasticizer|
|Uses||capacitator dielectrics, dyes, electrical insulation, electroplating masking compounds, engine oil additive, refractive index testing oils, wood preservatives|
|Manufacturers||American Capacitator Corporation, Cainippon Link and Chemical Inc., Clariant International, Cooper Power, Engelhard Corporation, ESL Electro-Science, Evox Rifra, Johanson Dielectrics, National Semiconductor|
* Information may include trade names, manufacturers, and products for other chemicals in the Polychlorinated naphthalene (PCN) class.
|Suspected Health Concerns for PCN-18|
|No information on health effects associated with this chemical is available in seven standard toxicity references.|