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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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.

About Endrin
CAS RN72-20-8
Chemical ClassOrganochlorine Pesticide (OC)
Manufacturing/ Use Statusbanned for use/manufacture in the U.S.
Trade and product namesEndrex, Endrina, ENT-17251, Hexadrin, Nendrin
Chemical functionsavicide, insecticide
ManufacturersArizona 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

References for Health Effects