Breast Milk Contains Oodles of Toxins

The Environmental Working Group published a report on the toxicity of breast milk. The research found breast milk to contain, “paint thinners, dry-cleaning fluids, wood preservatives, toilet deodorizers, cosmetic additives, gasoline byproducts, rocket fuel, termite poisons, fungicides and flame retardants.”

These chemicals can remain in the tissue long enough to pass the chemicals onto their own children.

The report was published in 2004 but how much you wanna bet the results are as valid, if not more, today?

Don’t switch to the Similac yet, the EWG advises that breastfeeding is still the best.

Thank goodness. Those packets can be a little chalky.

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  1. Rick Dobbs says:


  2. blakewest says:

    HAHAHAHAHA! This study was based on samples of breast milk from twenty (20) women. Now that’s what I call a statistically significant sample! WTF?

    I also like the rhetorical trick of displaying the findings in the bar chart by the state of residence of the participants, so it looks like these are statewide samples. Even if this organization is pointing to a real threat, if these people want to get their point across, they need to do a better study.

  3. Paul D says:

    Methinks yon study was funded by some large corporation that makes baby formula.

  4. Ben Popken says:

    You might, except for their recommendation that people still breastfeed.

  5. etinterrapax says:

    They all say that in their regular advertising, though. it’s usually at the bottom of a paragraph about how healthy their stuff is. “Breast is best, but if that’s too icky for you, how about reconstituting something with your municipal tap water, which we now believe has fewer toxins than…”

    I’m convinced that the real goals of formula companies concern making unmarried parents feel like criminals. About ninety percent of their photos involve a prominently displayed wedding band on Mom or Dad or both.

  6. CaptAl56dd says:

    I have breastfed three children in the last twenty years and they all have turned out fine.
    I think that this study was not valid. Certainly not valid for me.