The Pollution in Newborns
Body Burden: The Pollution in Newborns: Test Results
Fluorene was found in 5 of 10 umbilical cord blood samples from babies born in U.S. hospitals in 2004, at concentrations ranging from 22.8 to 42.1 ng/g (lipid weight, in whole blood). It was also found in 3 of 3 adult blood samples, at concentrations ranging from 14.0 to 25.9 ng/g (lipid weight, in whole blood).
|About Fluorene *|
|Chemical Class||Polyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)|
|Chemical functions||oxidizing agent|
|Uses||manufacturing fluorenone, solvent, used in production of dyes, pigments, pesticides, thermoset plastic and pharmaceuticals|
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|Suspected Health Concerns for Fluorene|
|Stomach Or Intestines|