Concentrations of phthalate metabolites in breast milk in Korea: estimating exposure to phthalates and potential risks among breast-fed infants.

@article{Kim2015ConcentrationsOP,
  title={Concentrations of phthalate metabolites in breast milk in Korea: estimating exposure to phthalates and potential risks among breast-fed infants.},
  author={Sunmi Kim and Jangwoo Lee and Jeongim Park and Hai Joong Kim and Geumjoon Cho and Gun-Ha Kim and So-Hee Eun and Jeong Jae Lee and Gyuyeon Choi and Eunsook Suh and Soo Ran Choi and Sung Joo Kim and Young Don Kim and Sung Koo Kim and Su Young Kim and Seunghyo Kim and Soyong Eom and H H Moon and Sungkyoon Kim and Kyungho Choi},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2015},
  volume={508},
  pages={13-9}
}
Phthalates have been associated with endocrine disruption and developmental effects in many experimental and epidemiological studies. Developing infants are among the most susceptible populations to endocrine disruption. However, limited information is available on phthalate exposure and its associated risks among breast-fed newborn infants. In the present study, breast milk samples were collected from 62 lactating mothers at 1 month post-partum from four cities of Korea in 2012 and were… CONTINUE READING