chemical information


Chemical Class:

Organochlorine Pesticide (OC)

Manufacturing/Use Status

banned for use/manufacture in the U.S.

Found in these people:

Anonymous Adult 1, Sara Corbett

Found in these locations:



2,4'-DDT has been found in 4 of the 18 people tested in EWG/Commonweal studies. It has also been found in 59 of the 4,821 people tested in CDC biomonitoring studies.

Top health concerns for 2,4'-DDT (References)

health concern or target organ weight of evidence
Reproduction and fertilityunknown

Results for 2,4'-DDT

in blood serum (lipid weight)

Showing results from EWG/Commonweal Study #4, industrial chemicals and pesticides in cord blood, San Francisco Reporter, EWG Study #3, industrial chemicals and pesticides in adults, EWG Study #8, chemicals in mother and 2 children

EWG/Commonweal results

  • geometric mean: 0.0645 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • found in 4 of 18 people in the group

CDC biomonitoring results

  • geometric mean: 4.68 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • found in 59 of 4821 people in the group
ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum 194

2,4'-DDT results

Detailed toxicity classifications (References)

classification governing entity/references
Reproductive effects - weight of evidence unknown/unassessedDamgaard, I. N., N. E. Skakkebaek, et al. (2006). Persistent pesticides in human breast milk and cryptorchidism. Environ Health Perspect 114(7): 1133-8.