Search Resources (English): Breast milk contaminants

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Towards healthy environments for children: frequently asked questions about breastfeeding in a contaminated environment  
http://nnewh.org/images/upload/attach/7437POLICY%20SHEET.NNEWH.2pg.pdf

Argues that breastmilk is safer and healthier for children than manufactured infant formulas, even in a contaminated environment.

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Published: 2005
Communicating about environmental risks and infant feeding  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol3no2EN.pdf

Examines the subject of environmental toxins in mother’s milk. Offers a balanced perspective about the warnings relating to breast milk and environmental contaminants.

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Published: 2003
Breastfeeding and drugs  
http://www.motherisk.org/breastfeeding/index.php3
Lists drugs that are contraindicated for breastfeeding women. Describes potential side effects. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Towards healthy environments for children: frequently asked questions (FAQ) about breastfeeding in a contaminated environment  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/nnewh/FAQoct17.pdf
Addresses breastfeeding in a contaminated environment. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Breastfeeding in a contaminated environment  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39519
Examines how toxic chemicals in the environment can pose prenatal and postnatal health risks in infants, children and the general public. Discusses the chemical residues in breast milk. (See Details)
Published: 2004
LactMed: drugs and lactation database  
http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT
Provides a database of drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Includes information on the levels of such substances in breast milk and infant blood, and the possible adverse effects in the nursing infant. (See Details)
Published: 2006-
Our stolen future  
http://www.ourstolenfuture.org/index.htm

Website that explores the emerging science of endocrine disruption, or how some synthetic chemicals interfere with the ways that hormones work in humans and wildlife. Based on The book Our Stolen Future on endocrine disruption and the common contaminants can interfere with the natural signals controlling development of the fetus.

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Breast milk : an untold story  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1985_Healthsharing_Vol_6_No_3_Summer.pdf

This article identifies the chemical hazards of breast feeding. Advocates for women to take control of their own health. List of resources.

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Published: 1985