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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Methoxychlor 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 Methoxychlor
CAS RN72-43-5
Chemical ClassOrganochlorine Pesticide (OC)
Trade and product namesAlfatox, Chemform, Dimethoxy-DT, DMDT, ENT 1716, Higalmetox, Maralate, Marlate, Methoxicide, Methoxy-DDT, Methoxychlore, Metox, Moxie, OMS 466, Prentox
Chemical functionsinsecticide, parasiticide
May be found in the following types of productsinsecticide
Usesinsecticide for peaches, almonds, structural pest control, greenhouse plants, tomatoes for processing, insecticide used on agricultural crops and livestock, and in barns, grain storage bins, home gardens, and on pets.
ManufacturersAgsco Inc. (former), American Fertilizer & Chemical Co. (former), Ansul Co. (former), Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Cargill, Cargill (former), Ciba-Geigy (former), Drexel Chemical (former), Gabriel Chemical LTD (former), Hoffman-taff Inc. (former), Kincaid Enterprises (former), Miller Chemical & Fertilizer Corp. (former)

Priority Health Concerns for Methoxychlor
Health Concern or Target OrganWeight of Evidence
Reproductive SystemProbable Effects

References for Health Effects

Suspected Health Concerns for Methoxychlor
Brain, Nervous System, Stomach Or Intestines, Hormone System, Birth Defects / Developmental Delays, Lungs/breathing

References for Health Effects

Regulatory Status
EPA Office of Pesticide Programsbanned in the United States