Body Burden: The Pollution in Newborns

The Pollution in Newborns

July 14, 2005

Body Burden: The Pollution in Newborns: Test Results

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PCN-9 was not found in any of the samples above the limits of detection.

About PCN-9 *
CAS RN28699-88-9
Chemical ClassPolychlorinated naphthalene (PCN)
Chemical SubClassDichlorinated naphthalene
Manufacturing/ Use Statususe/production has been voluntarily discontinued in the U.S.
Trade and product namesArochlors, Cerifal Materials, Halowax 1014, Halowax 1051, N-Oil, Nibren wax, Seekay wax
Chemical functionselectrical insulator, heat resistant lubricant, plasticizer
Usescapacitator dielectrics, dyes, electrical insulation, electroplating masking compounds, engine oil additive, refractive index testing oils, wood preservatives
ManufacturersAmerican 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-9
No information on health effects associated with this chemical is available in seven standard toxicity references.

References for Health Effects