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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PCB-10 was not found in any of the samples above the limits of detection.

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

About PCB-10 *
CAS RN33146-45-1
Chemical ClassPolychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)
Chemical SubClassDi-PCB
Manufacturing/ Use Statusbanned for use/manufacture in the U.S.
Trade and product namesArochlors, Chlophen ®, Chlorextol ®, Clophen ®, Dykanol ®, Fenclor ®, Fenclor ® 42, Inerteen ®, Monter ®, Phenochlor ®, Pyralene ®, Pyranol ®, Santotherm ®, Therminol ®, Therminol ® FR-1
Chemical functionsdedusting agent, flame retardant, pesticide extender, plasticizer
Usesadhesives, carbonless reproducing paper, cutting oils, dedusting agents, electrical capacitors, electrical transformers, vacuum pumps, fire retardants, hydraulic fluid, ink, lubricants, pesticide extenders, plasticizer, used in heat transfer systems, wax extenders
ManufacturersMonsanto (former mfg), US Borax Inc. (former mfg)

* Information may include trade names, manufacturers, and products for other chemicals in the Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) class.

Suspected Health Concerns for PCB-10
No information on health effects associated with this chemical is available in seven standard toxicity references.

References for Health Effects