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Measure: Concentrations of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) and Persistent Pesticides   #240400


Collect and analyze a blood sample to determine the concentrations of several polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and persistent pesticides.


This biomarker determines the levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and persistent pesticides in the subject’s blood. Prenatal exposure PCBs may lead to poor cognitive function and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Prenatal exposures to persistent pesticides (e.g., DDT) may have adverse neurodevelopmental effects on children. PCB and persistent pesticide exposures are harmful to people of all ages, and this biomarker may be used to measure exposures in children, adolescents, and adults.



Pregnancy, polychlorinated biphenyls, PCBs, pesticides, National Children’s Study, NCS, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, NHANES, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC

Measure Release Date: January 31, 2017

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