Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Toxic Breastmilk.... depends on where you live

There has been growing concern over the level of certain toxins in breastmilk. It turns out that for most North American women, this is not a major concern. When looking at volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as dioxins, researchers found that levels in breastmilk were well below allowed levels for drinking water. In fact it appears as though infants are at greater risk of exposure to VOCs from indoor air pollution. Other studies have shown that women who live in the far north do sometimes have very high levels of VOCs and mercury in their breastmilk.

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