Body Burden: The Pollution in Newborns: Test Results
Octachlorostyrene was found in 6 of 10 umbilical cord blood samples from babies born in U.S. hospitals in 2004, at concentrations ranging from 9.1 to 291.3 pg/g (lipid weight, in whole blood). It was also found in 2 of 3 adult blood samples, at concentrations of 120.9 and 270.7 pg/g (lipid weight, in whole blood).
|Chemical Class||Organochlorine Pesticide (OC)|
|Uses||industrial by-product formed from high temperature industrial processes involving chlorine, such as the electrolytic production of chlorine gas or magnesium, the refining and degassing of an aluminum smelt, and the chlorination and distillation processes|
|Suspected Health Concerns for Octachlorostyrene|
References for Health Effects