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University of Arizona
scientists are calling for a larger study after they became the first in the
world to measure a potentially cancer-causing solvent in breast milk.
They studied 20 samples
of breast milk from 20 women.
Dr. Paloma Beamer, of
the UA College of Public Health, says seven of the 20
samples contained low levels of trichloroethylene, or TCE.
Beamer says there
is nothing to compare that to since, to her knowledge, no one has ever
done these measurements before.
She says there also is
no standard for breast milk contamination.
The breast milk samples
were taken two years ago. The findings were
published last week.
Beamer says, since the
the first tests, more Nogales water samples have been tested and found to
have no TCE contamination.
Beamer and others
involved in the study are urging mothers to continue breastfeeding their babies
because of the tremendous health benefits to both mother and baby.
Beamer says the next
step is to secure funding for a major nationwide study of TCE contamination in
The goal is to see how
prevalent it is.
Scientists say they can
then better understand what levels are safe and establish standards.
Beamer says TCE is one of
the most common contaminants in our environment.