Mothers are often told “breast is best” when it comes to feeding their newborns. But according to a new study, breastfeeding could also expose infants to a number of toxic chemicals.
Published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, the research reveals that the longer a baby is breastfed, the greater their exposure to a common class of industrial chemicals called perfluorinated alkylate substances (PFASs).
PFASs are chemicals added to clothing, food packaging, lubricants and other products in order to make them resistant to water, grease and stains.
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Source Credits: Honor Whiteman in Medical News Today