IBFAN counters media scares on chemicals in breastmilk – and points to weaknesses in research study
- Exposure to harmful chemicals affects the health and fertility of men as well as women. A 2014 Scandinavian study documents the disorders of male reproductive health that can be caused by exposure to hormone disrupting chemicals . Read More….
Chemical residues – IBFAN calls for a balanced approach – We all live on the same planet: we are all, men and women, exposed to the same toxins and residues. Contamination by harmful chemicals concerns each and every one of us, irrespective of gender, culture or geographical location. Read More ….
- Norwegian food safety experts confirm that breastmilk is beneficial even in a polluted world , December 12, 2013
- IBFAN Statement on Infant and Young Child Feeding and Chemical Residues (Spanish), May, 2013
- Communicating human biomonitoring results to ensure policy coherence with public health recommendations: analysing breastmilk whilst protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding, by Maryse Arendt in Environmental Health 2008, 7(Suppl 1):S6 , 5 June 2008
- Pro-REACH groups say: “Breast is still best” , 27 June 2006
- Toxic inheritance (Friends of the Earth Europe, 2006)
- Chemical contaminants are causing harm to our children; environmental activists, breastfeeding groups and health advocates worldwide are calling for the elimination of toxic chemicals in the environment. –Towards Healthy Environments for Children – Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about breastfeeding in a contaminated environment. PDF file (612 kb). Produced by IBFAN and partner organisations , February 2005
- Letter from IBFAN members to Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) summarising the evidence that breastfeeding may counteract some of the negative effects of exposure to environmental contaminants in utero , 2004.