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Rev. Ann Holmes Redding

profile of Rev. Anne Holmes Redding in the Pollution in People study

Participant Profile

Ann Holmes Redding - lg


                                       
Place of residence:   Seattle, Washington  
Birthplace:   Glen Ridge, New Jersey
Lived in Washington since:  2001
Occupation:   Episcopal Priest
Age:   54
Known specific exposures to toxics:  childhood residence in agricultural area
Special diet:    none
Estimated proportion of diet organic:  15%
Home pesticide use:   none

Ann Holmes Redding's Chemical Profile

  • 36 chemicals detected
  • organophosphate pesticide exposure greater than 90% of U.S. population on average
  • exposure to DDT (banned in 1972) greater than 75% of U.S. population on average

Chemical
Class      

Found in

Potential Health Effects

Found in Participant

Phthalates

(plasticizers and fragrance carriers)
PVC (vinyl) flooring, toys, shower curtains, personal care products, nail polish                 

harm to reproductive system development


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Toxic Flame Retardants

(PBDEs)
televisions, mattresses, furniture
learning deficits, hormone disruption
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Lead


PVC (vinyl), drinking water, paint and dust in older homes, hobby products
learning deficits

Mercury

coal plant emissions, fluorescent light bulbs, certain fish
learning deficits
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Arsenic

treated wood, pesticides, contaminated soil cancer 

PFCs

("Teflon chemicals")
coated food packaging such as french fry boxes; stain-protection treatments on carpeting and clothingcancer, organ damage, reproductive effects
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Pesticides




weed and pest sprays for farming, garden, and homes


cancer, nervous system harm, developmental effects, potential acute effects
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DDT

(pesticide) and

PCBs

(industrial coolant)
banned but persistent toxics present in many food sources, especially animal and fish fats


nervous system harm




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read more about Ann's exposure to DDT in the report chapter "Chemicals That Came to Stay"

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