High Pfas Levels Associated With Breastfeeding Issues

A study of 1,286 pregnant women found that those with high levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their bodies are 20% more likely to stop breastfeeding early. Published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, research also found that PFAS affect pregnancy outcomes, growth and development into puberty and other aspects of reproductive health. PFAS are synthetic chemicals commonly used in oil- and water-resistant materials.

BING NEWS:
  • PFAS Detected In Sandwich Water District Well
    The Sandwich Water District took one of its wells offline after two separate samples tested positive for PFAS.
    10/6/2021 - 2:55 am | View Link
  • PFAS Exposure May Affect Women's Breastfeeding Ability
    Women with higher levels of the endocrine-disrupting chemicals per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their system may be 20% more likely to stop breastfeeding early, according to a new study.
    09/16/2021 - 8:46 pm | View Link
  • High PFAS levels associated with breastfeeding issues
    A study of 1,286 pregnant women found that those with high levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their bodies are 20% more likely to stop breastfeeding early. Published in the ...
    09/16/2021 - 12:59 pm | View Link
  • Women exposed to high levels of PFAS more likely to stop breastfeeding early
    Women with higher levels of PFAS in their system may be 20% more likely to stop breastfeeding early, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology ...
    09/15/2021 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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BING SEARCH:
  • PFAS chemical exposure | ATSDR
    Breastfeeding is g ood for the health of both infants and mothers. Some of the many benefits for infants include a reduced risk of ear and respiratory infections, asthma, obesity, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Breastfeeding can also help lower a mother’s risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and ovarian and breast cancer.
    10/14/2021 - 11:30 pm | View Website
  • Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
    Routes of Exposure. PFAS has been measured in indoor air, outdoor air, dust, food, water, and various consumer products. Occupational exposure to PFAS for some individuals, such as those working in PFAS manufacturing facilities, installing or treating carpets, or firefighters using PFAS containing firefighting foams, may be higher than the general public.
    10/14/2021 - 9:14 pm | View Website
  • Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
    However, watering gardens with PFAS‐contaminated water can increase levels of PFAS in the soil and plants. Unless a person is consuming high amounts of homegrown produce throughout the year, the produce is not likely to be a major contributor of PFAS exposure for adults or children.
    10/13/2021 - 7:13 pm | View Website
  • PFAS Contamination of Water: Department of Health
    If you have any concerns about breastfeeding, you should talk to your healthcare provider. Environmental Concerns If high levels of PFAS were detected in my water, how will it affect fruits and vegetables in my garden? Studies have shown that gardens watered with PFAS-contaminated water will have higher levels of PFAS in the soil.
    10/13/2021 - 6:13 am | View Website
  • These Everyday Toxins May Be Hurting Pregnant Women and ...
    The few studies that examined children under the age of 2 found PFAS levels increase during the first six ... Her baby’s levels were already high, so she decided against breastfeeding the third ...
    10/13/2021 - 6:06 am | View Website
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