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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Benzo[a]pyrene was not found in any of the samples above the limits of detection.

About Benzo[a]pyrene *
CAS RN50-32-8
Chemical ClassPolyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)
Chemical functionsImpurity, Residual monomer
May be found in the following types of productsAnti-corrosion materials, Binding agents (see also Adhesives), Binding agents - for binding together the individual constituents in the product, Building and repairing of pleasure and sporting boats, Building and repairing of ships, Construction industry, Cooling agents for metal processing, Corrosion inhibitors, Fertilizers, General construction of buildings and civil engineering works, General repair shops, Hardeners, Laboratory chemicals, Lubricants (See also Cutting oils), Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment, Manufacture of machinery and equipment, Other use, Paint, lacquers and varnishes, Pharmaceuticals, Private households with employed persons, Protective chemicals
UsesNo known uses, formed when gasoline, garbage, or other material burns

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

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

References for Health Effects