Chemical contaminants in breast milk and their impacts on children's health: an overview.

  title={Chemical contaminants in breast milk and their impacts on children's health: an overview.},
  author={Philip J. Landrigan and Babasaheb Sonawane and Donald Mattison and Michael McCally and Anjali Garg},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  pages={A313 - A315}
Human milk is the best source of nutrition for infants. Breast milk contains the optimal balance of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins for developing babies, and it provides a range of benefits for growth, immunity, and development. Unfortunately, breast milk is not pristine. Contamination of human milk is widespread and is the consequence of decades of inadequately controlled pollution of the environment by toxic chemicals. The finding of toxic chemicals in breast milk raises important issues… CONTINUE READING
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