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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Perylene was found in 2 of 10 umbilical cord blood samples from babies born in U.S. hospitals in 2004, at concentrations of 11.1 and 15.3 ng/g (lipid weight, in whole blood). It was also found in 2 of 3 adult blood samples, at concentrations of 6.8 and 8.0 ng/g (lipid weight, in whole blood).

About Perylene *
CAS RN198-55-0
Chemical ClassPolyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)
Trade and product namesPerrindo Violet® V-4050, Perrindo® Maroon R-6422, Perrindo® Maroon R-6424, Perrindo® Red R-6420
May be found in the following types of productsAnti-corrosion materials, Corrosion inhibitors
Usespigment for finishes, printing inks, PVC, polyolefins, nylon, and PP fibers, pigment for high-solids systems, automotive, OEM, and industrial finishes
ManufacturersBayer/Industrial Chems.

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

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

References for Health Effects