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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delta-BHC was not found in any of the samples above the limits of detection.

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 delta-BHC
CAS RN319-86-8
Chemical ClassOrganochlorine Pesticide (OC)
Trade and product namesAgrocide, Ambrocide, Benesan, Benexane, Benzex, Borer-Tox, FBHC, Gamosan, Gyben, HCH (Europe), Hexablanc, hexachlor (Sweden), hexachloran (USSR), Hexafor, Hexamul, Hexapoudre, Hilbeech, Kotol, Submar, Trives
Chemical functionsinsecticide
May be found in the following types of productsinsecticide
ManufacturersCarolina Chemicals Inc., Castle Vegtech Inc., Chemical formulators Inc., FCX Inc., Inquinosa International SA, Loveland Products Inc., Patterson Chemical Co. Inc., Professional Chemical Co. Inc., Tifchem Products Inc.

Priority Health Concerns for delta-BHC
Health Concern or Target OrganWeight of Evidence
CancerKnown Effects

References for Health Effects

Suspected Health Concerns for delta-BHC
No information on health effects associated with this chemical is available in seven standard toxicity references.

References for Health Effects

Related EWG Materials
Human Toxome Projectdelta-BHC was found in 1 of the nine test subjects.

Regulatory Status
EPA Office of Pesticide Programsbanned in the United States