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Lots of contaminants concentration in the blood of infants obtained from concentrated breast milk

Monday, 06 May 2013
A new research from the Swedish university of Örebro suggest that new environmental toxins have been accumulate in the systems of our smallest children.

This comes after blood tests show 20 times higher concentrations of those toxin in the babies than in their mothers.

Researchers at Örebro University through blood samples from infants are able to determine a range of environmental toxins in the baby's bloodstream. Normally, the concentrations of various pollutants in the infant are as high as that of the mother. But there is a contaminant that does not behave like other toxins - perfluorinated perfluorooctanoic acid, also called PFOA.

Infants who are breastfed ingest high concentrations of the toxin via the mother's milk and because PFOA is hardly biodegradable, it remains and collected in the child's body.
Environmental chemist Jessika Hagberg told Swedish television that blood tests results definitely is a warning bell.

Perfluorinated chemicals are widely used in the processing of different materials to create water, grease and dirt surfaces. And PFOA is used mainly in the production of various plastics and Teflon, hence the nickname "Teflon chemicals".
by Team

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