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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Acenaphthene was found in 5 of 10 umbilical cord blood samples from babies born in U.S. hospitals in 2004, at concentrations ranging from 20.6 to 40.2 ng/g (lipid weight, in whole blood). It was also found in 3 of 3 adult blood samples, at concentrations ranging from 14.7 to 25.1 ng/g (lipid weight, in whole blood).

About Acenaphthene *
CAS RN83-32-9
Chemical ClassPolyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)
May be found in the following types of productschemical industry, intermediates, used in synthesis
ManufacturersKoppers Ind.

* Information may include trade names, manufacturers, and products for other chemicals in the Polyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) class.

Suspected Health Concerns for Acenaphthene
Stomach Or Intestines

References for Health Effects