GROUP:

PBDE Family 19


health & safety concerns:
chemicals found
on average indivi-
dual range
entire group
Reproduction and fertility 9 8-9 9
Brain and nervous system 9 8-9 9

Group members:

(2 People)

Maija West
Eva West


Locations:

Taos, NM



picture of group

Group: PBDE Family 19
Found 9 of 20 tested chemicals (2 participants)

The blood of the "PBDE Family 19" group contained 9 of 20 industrial compounds, pollutants and other chemicals tested, including chemicals linked to reproductive toxicity and fertility problems, brain and nervous system toxicity,

Summary of chemicals found in PBDE Family 19

chemical family level found in group health effects exposure routes
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)50% high
50% moderate
Reproduction and fertility, Brain and nervous system Foam furniture, carpet padding, computers, televisions, contaminated house dust, food

Test results by chemical family (see each chemical)

polybrominated diphenyl ethers (pbdes)

9 of 20 found — see each chemical

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)

Fire retardants in furniture foam, computers, and televisions. Accumulate in human tissues. May harm brain development.

  • geometric mean: 72.7 ng/g lipids in blood serum (vs. 26.3 in CDC biomonitoring [1])
      [excludes PBDE-154/PBB-153]
  • found in 2 of 2 people in the group (vs. 2,037 of 2,337 in CDC biomonitoring)
  • found in: Maija West, Eva West
1.11ng/g lipids in blood serum314


Total Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)

References/Notes

[1] CDC (2005). National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals, Centers for Disease Control. http://www.cdc.gov/exposurereport/. (Methylmercury results have been compared to total mercury in CDC biomonitoring.)