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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Aldrin was found in 8 of 10 umbilical cord blood samples from babies born in U.S. hospitals in 2004, at concentrations ranging from 70.9 to 345.1 pg/g (lipid weight, in whole blood). It was also found in 2 of 3 adult blood samples, at concentrations of 83.7 and 206.9 pg/g (lipid weight, in whole blood).

Organochlorine chemical, a class largely banned in the U.S. that builds up in the body over time, linked to cancer and reproductive harm.

About Aldrin
CAS RN309-00-2
Chemical ClassOrganochlorine Pesticide (OC)
Manufacturing/ Use Statusbanned for use/manufacture in the U.S.
Trade and product namesAldocit, Aldrec, Aldrex, Aldrine, Aldrite, Aldron, Aldrosol, Algran, Altox, Compound 118, Drinox, Eldrin, ENT-15949, HHDM, HHDN, HHPN, Kortofin, Octalene, OMS-194, SD 2794, Seedrin, Tatuzinho, Tipula
Chemical functionsinsecticide
May be found in the following types of productsagricultural industry
ManufacturersAmvac Chemical Corp. (former mfg), Chem-nut, Inc. (former mfg), LBC Manufacturing Co. (former mfg), Micro-flo Co. (former mfg), Prentiss Inc. (former mfg), Scallop Corp. (former mfg), Southern Mill Creek Products Co. Inc. (former mfg), Stephenson Chem Co. Inc. (former mfg), Stevens Ind. Inc. (former mfg), Tobacco States Chem. Co. (former mfg), Triangle Chem (former mfg)

Suspected Health Concerns for Aldrin
Cardiovascular System Or Blood, Stomach Or Intestines, Kidney, Brain, Nervous System

References for Health Effects