Breast Milk Contamination
SEPTEMBER 23, 2003
MOTHER'S MILK: STUDY FINDINGS
Part 2. Mothers' Milk: Findings
Between November 2002 and June 2003, EWG recruited 20 healthy, pregnant women from across the country, all of whom were expecting their first child, to participate in a study of fire retardants in breast milk. Participants collected a breast milk sample within several months of the birth of their child and completed an exposure assessment questionnaire that provided information about their lifestyle and home and work environments. Samples were analyzed by a certified laboratory....