Breastfeeding may reduce arsenic exposure in infants, study suggests Medical News Today

February 23, 2015 3:04 PM

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Breastfeeding may reduce arsenic exposure in infants, study suggests Medical News Today

Conducted by researchers from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, the study found that infants who were breastfed had much lower levels of arsenic in their urine, compared with infants who were formula fed.

"This study's results highlight that breastfeeding can reduce arsenic exposure even at the relatively low levels of arsenic typically experienced in the United States. This is an important public health benefit of breastfeeding," says lead author Prof. Kathryn Cottingham, of the Children's Environme...

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