Saturday, October 25, 2003

Revealed: UK mums milk second most toxic in world
Survey shows chemicals from everyday products are poisoning breast milk
By Rob Edwards, Environment Editor
Sunday Herald
"Toxic contamination of mother's breast milk in Britain is among the highest in the world, a new survey by scientists has revealed.

Concentrations of chemical flame retardants, suspected of damaging brain development and causing cancer, are higher in the UK than in Germany, Sweden, Belgium, Finland and Canada. Scientists say the levels are "a real cause for concern", while environmentalists describe them as "shocking" and "extremely worrying"."

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