chemical Class

Heptabrominated furan

Chemicals in the class:

1,2,3,4,6,7,8-HpBDF (heptafuran)

Found in these people:

Baby #7, U.S. Representative Louise Slaughter, Baby #3, Baby #4, Baby #2, Baby #5, Baby #1, Cord Blood Sample 16, Cord Blood Sample 14, Cord Blood Sample 13

Found in these locations:

Upstate New York, NY

Heptabrominated furan

Heptabrominated furan has been found in 10 of the 23 people tested in EWG/Commonweal studies.

Top health concerns for Heptabrominated furan (References)

health concern or target organ weight of evidence
Immune system (including sensitization and allergies)limited

Toxicity Classifications (References)

classification governing entity/references
Limited evidence in humans - immune system toxicityBirnbaum, L. S., D. F. Staskal, et al. (2003). Health effects of polybrominated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PBDDs) and dibenzofurans (PBDFs). Environ Int 29(6): 855-60.