The Pollution in Newborns
Body Burden: The Pollution in Newborns: Test Results
Endrin was found in 5 of 10 umbilical cord blood samples from babies born in U.S. hospitals in 2004, at concentrations ranging from 15.9 to 939.8 pg/g (lipid weight, in whole blood). It was also found in 3 of 3 adult blood samples, at concentrations ranging from 35.5 to 75.2 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.
|Chemical Class||Organochlorine Pesticide (OC)|
|Manufacturing/ Use Status||banned for use/manufacture in the U.S.|
|Trade and product names||Endrex, Endrina, ENT-17251, Hexadrin, Nendrin|
|Chemical functions||avicide, insecticide|
|Manufacturers||Arizona Agrochemical Co. (former mfg), Crompton Manufacturing Co. Inc. (former mfg), Crown Chemical Industries (former mfg), Griffin LLC (former mfg), Loveland Products (former mfg), Miller Chemical and Fertilizer Corp. (former mfg), Southeastern Chemical Corp. (former mfg), Southland Agricultural chemical Co. (former mfg), Velsic (former mfg)|
|Suspected Health Concerns for Endrin|
|Stomach Or Intestines, Brain, Nervous System|