Breast milk contaminants

Breast milk contaminants

Breast milk : an untold story

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Jeanne Jabanoski
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Vol 6, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1985
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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

Our stolen future

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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.

LactMed: drugs and lactation database

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English
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Online
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United States National Library of Medicine
Publication Date: 
2006-
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Bethesda, MD

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.

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Towards healthy environments for children: frequently asked questions about breastfeeding in a contaminated environment

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Translated Title: 
La progression vers des environnements sains pour les enfants : foire aux questions sur l'allaitement maternel dans un environnement contaminé
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Penny Van Esterik
Publisher: 
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

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

Breastfeeding in a contaminated environment

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Paper
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Penny Van Esterik
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Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

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.

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ISSN 14800039

Towards healthy environments for children: frequently asked questions (FAQ) about breastfeeding in a contaminated environment

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Online
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World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action
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World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Penang, Malaysia

Addresses breastfeeding in a contaminated environment.

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NNEWH PREG.T69 2003
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Includes bibliographical references.

Communicating about environmental risks and infant feeding

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Research Bulletins (CEWHRB)
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
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Online
Paper
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Penny Van Esterik
Publisher: 
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

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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ISSN 14963612
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Includes bibliographical references.

Breastfeeding and drugs

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English
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Online
Author: 
Myla Moretti
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Motherisk
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Lists drugs that are contraindicated for breastfeeding women. Describes potential side effects.

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Includes on-line bibliographical references.
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