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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beta-Endosulphan was found in 6 of 10 umbilical cord blood samples from babies born in U.S. hospitals in 2004, at concentrations ranging from 173.6 to 360.8 pg/g (lipid weight, in whole blood).

About beta-Endosulphan
CAS RN33213-65-9
Chemical ClassOrganochlorine Pesticide (OC)
Trade and product namesbeta-Endosulfan, beta-Thiodan, Endosulfan 2, Endosulfan II, Endosulfan-beta, EndosulfanIIbeta, Thiodan II
Chemical functionsinsecticide
Usesinsecticide, wood perservative
ManufacturersAceto Agricultural Chemicals Corp., Asgrow Florida Co., Loveland Products Inc., Makhteshim-Agan of North America Inc., Micro-flo Company LLC, Moyer Products Inc.

Suspected Health Concerns for beta-Endosulphan
Stomach Or Intestines, Kidney, Brain, Nervous System, Skin

References for Health Effects