about this participant:

Adult B, from USA, participated in the -0001 biomonitoring investigation entitled "Other Body Burden Studies." gave for the study.

Location:

USA

Participant's groups:

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Study:

Other Body Burden Studies



health & safety concerns:
chemicals found in this person
Brain and nervous system33
Reproduction and fertility32
Birth defects and developmental delays2
Cancer2
Immune system (including sensitization and allergies)1
Behavioral effects1
Kidney and renal system1
Biochemical effects1



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Participant: Adult B
Found 36-40 of 63 tested chemicals

Adult B's contained 36-40 of 63 industrial compounds, pollutants and other chemicals tested, including chemicals linked to brain and nervous system toxicity, reproductive toxicity and fertility problems, and birth defects and developmental delays.

Summary of chemicals found in Adult B

chemical family level found health effects exposure routes
Leadmoderate Lead-based paint in older homes, household dust, vinyl products, tap water
MercurymoderateBrain and nervous system Seafood, flu shots/vaccines, dental fillings
Methylmercurymoderate Dietary sources, particularly seafood
Perfluorochemicals (PFCs)lowBirth defects and developmental delays, Cancer, Endocrine system Stain- and grease-proof coatings on food packaging, couches, carpets, pans
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)moderateReproduction and fertility, Brain and nervous system Foam furniture, carpet padding, computers, televisions, contaminated house dust, food

Test results by chemical family (see each chemical)

metals

3 of 3 found

Neurotoxic heavy metal linked to IQ deficits and behavioral problems. Found in dust from chipping lead paint in older homes, and in some tap water.

  • level found: 1.24 ug/dL (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Moderate vs 71 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (36th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 8,373 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (41st %ile) (comparison based on congeners tested by CDC)
0.222ug/dL (wet weight) in whole blood4.7


Mercury is used in dental fillings and to preserve vaccines; it is also a common pollutant in seafood. Mercury harms brain development and function.

  • level found: 0.47 ug/L (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Moderate vs 40 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (33rd %ile)
  • Moderate vs 8,373 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (37th %ile) (comparison based on congeners tested by CDC)
7.0E-5ug/L (wet weight) in whole blood12


Forms from mercury, a pollutant from coal-fired power plants and other sources. Methylmercury accumulates in seafood and harms brain development and function.

  • level found: 0.33 ug/L (wet weight) in whole blood
  • Low vs 88 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (18th %ile)
  • Moderate vs 8,373 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (28th %ile) (comparison based on congeners tested by CDC)
0ug/L (wet weight) in whole blood25.9


perfluorochemicals (pfcs)

6 of 13 found — see each chemical

Includes Teflon, Scotchgard, Stainmaster. Linked to cancer and birth defects.

  • cumulative level found: 6.07 ng/mL (wet weight) in blood serum
  • Low vs 55 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (10th %ile)
  • Low vs 3,959 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (8th %ile) (comparison based on congeners tested by CDC)
2.63ng/mL (wet weight) in blood serum77.7


Total Perfluorochemicals (PFCs)

polybrominated diphenyl ethers (pbdes)

27-31 of 46 found — see each chemical

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

  • cumulative level found: 93.3 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • High vs 116 tested in EWG/Commonweal studies (91st %ile)
  • Moderate vs 2,337 tested in CDC biomonitoring [1] (61st %ile) (comparison based on congeners tested by CDC)
1.11ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum314


Total Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)

Chemicals not found in Adult B

23 chemicals

Tetrabromobisphenol A, PFPeA (Perfluoro-n-pentanoic acid), PFHxA (Perfluorohexanoic acid), PFBA (Perfluorobutyric acid), PFHpA (Perfluoroheptanoic acid), PFDoA (Perfluorododecanoic acid), PFBS (Perfluorobutane sulfonate), PFDA (Perfluorodecanoic acid), PBDE-11, PBDE-13, PBDE-8, PBDE-12, PBDE-7, PBDE-181, PBDE-126, PBDE-116, PBDE-105, PBDE-77, PBDE-35, PBDE-32, PBDE-30, PBDE-10, PBDE-190

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.)

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