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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Benz[a]anthracene was not found in any of the samples above the limits of detection.

About Benz[a]anthracene *
CAS RN56-55-3
Chemical ClassPolyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)
Chemical functionsImpurity
May be found in the following types of productsAnti-corrosion materials, Binding agents (see also Adhesives), Building and repairing of pleasure and sporting boats, Building and repairing of ships, Corrosion inhibitors, Impregnation agents (see also Pesticides; Paints), Lubricants, Other use, Paint, lacquers and varnishes
Usesformed when gasoline, garbage, or other material burns, no commercial uses

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

Suspected Health Concerns for Benz[a]anthracene
No information on health effects associated with this chemical is available in seven standard toxicity references.

References for Health Effects