“Care to know how much pollution one man finds under his skin?” asks Wired in Toxic Man Talk. “Ya gotta love these hands-on human interest stories. In Beyond the Beyond.”
The pointer is to Technology Review’s Toxic Man? article. A small excerpt:
Turns out there were 165 pollutants detectable in my blood and urine. Most of the levels are about average, with some exceptions. I had higher than average levels of DDE, a metabolite of DDT, undoubtedly because I grew up in the Midwest when DDT was still legal to spray as a pesticide. I also had unusually high levels of bromide flame retardants known as PBDEs–used in almost anything that can burn, from clothing and furniture to electronics. I had 10 times the normal level of PBDEs. The reason why is a mystery that the experts could not account for, although they had some theories, which are discussed below.