CGPH FACULTY: Allan H. Smith
DATE OF PUBLICATION: August 2014
REGION: Australia & Oceania
REFERENCE: t Mannetje A, Coakley J, Bridgen P, Smith AH, Read D, Pearce N, Douwes J. Estimated infant intake of persistent organic pollutants through breast milk in New Zealand. N Z Med J. 2014 Aug 29;127(1401):56-68.
SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: AIM: To estimate average infant daily intake of chlorinated persistent organic pollutants (POPs) through the consumption of breast milk in New Zealand. CONCLUISON: Infant daily intakes of chlorinated POPs through breast milk estimated for New Zealand are low or average by international comparison, and 5 times lower than 25 years ago. Future breast milk monitoring will determine whether this diminishing trend is continuing as well as providing monitoring information on other POPs.
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