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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  Endosulphan Sulphate

Endosulphan Sulphate was found in 2 of 10 umbilical cord blood samples from babies born in U.S. hospitals in 2004, at concentrations of 185.0 and 2,318.5 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 Endosulphan Sulphate
CAS RN1031-07-8
Chemical ClassOrganochlorine Pesticide (OC)
Trade and product namesAfidan, Beosit, Cyclodan, Devisulfan, Endocel, Endocide, Endosol, FMC 5462, Hexasulfan, Hildan, Hoe 2671, Insectophene, Malix, Phaser, Thifor, Thimul, Thiodan, Thionex
Chemical functionsinsecticide
Usesinsecticide, wood perservative

Suspected Health Concerns for Endosulphan Sulphate
Brain, Nervous System, Immune System, Stomach Or Intestines

References for Health Effects