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Pollutants substances in breastmilk: is it necessary to monitor them?

Pollutants substances in breastmilk: is it necessary to monitor them?

A study about pollutants substances in breastmilk led by Dr. Nicolás Olea has been published this March analyzing the levels of lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd) and arsenic (As) in breastmilk samples in a milk bank in Spain (1). This study analyzed 83 human milk samples and determined that arsenic was the most detected element, found in 97.1% of the samples analyzed with a mean concentration of 1.49 μg/L. It was followed by mercury, which was found in 81.2% of…

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