Breastfeeding may protect babies from arsenic exposure

February 23, 2015 5:51 AM

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The powder and water used to make the baby formula may be sources of arsenic, which occurs naturally in the environment and in large doses is linked to serious health problems, the researchers write in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

It's not clear, however, whether the low levels of arsenic exposure in the study will turn out to be harmful, the researchers say.

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