INTI: high values of pesticides are detected in breast milk
February 16, 2013
An investigation by the National Institute of Technical Industrial Technology (INTI) detected in the breast milk of mothers from Buenos Aires pesticide values higher by 15 percent than those established in the Argentine Food Code.
These pesticide residues that alter the nutritional quality of the food can cause health disorders in babies.
The results of studies fired the alarm to experts that in recent years were doomed to investigate the compositional characteristics of breast milk and the presence of pesticides as indicators of environmental pollution.
Mothers incorporate these compounds by the intake of water, fruits and vegetables in their diet.
Organochlorine pesticides are used to control populations of insects and pests, while experts explain that the breast milk contamination by pesticides is one of the risk factors that can influence the health of the fetus and newborn.