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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  2,3,4,7,8-PeBDF (pentafuran)

2,3,4,7,8-PeBDF (pentafuran) was found in 6 of 10 umbilical cord blood samples from babies born in U.S. hospitals in 2004, at concentrations ranging from 0.8 to 21.4 pg/g (lipid weight, in whole blood). It was also found in 1 of 3 adult blood samples, at a concentration of 2.8 pg/g (lipid weight, in whole blood).

About 2,3,4,7,8-PeBDF (pentafuran)
CAS RN131166-92-2
Chemical ClassBrominated furan
Chemical SubClassPentabrominated furan
Usesno commercial uses, pollution from incineration of products containing brominated fire retardants

Priority Health Concerns for 2,3,4,7,8-PeBDF (pentafuran)
Health Concern or Target OrganWeight of Evidence
Immune SystemProbable Effects

References for Health Effects

Suspected Health Concerns for 2,3,4,7,8-PeBDF (pentafuran)
Cancer, Birth Defects / Developmental Delays, Cardiovascular System Or Blood, Hormone System, Stomach Or Intestines, Kidney, Brain, Nervous System, Reproductive System, Female Reproductive System, Male Reproductive System, Lungs/breathing, Hearing, Skin

References for Health Effects