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|Preliminary evaluations in the United States indicate low levels of PBDEs in a variety of foods. Dr. Arnold Schecter, Professor of Environmental Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health-Dallas, recently conducted a small-scale market basket study testing 32 samples of several foods. He found large variations in PBDE levels in the sampled foods and that all food of animal origin was contaminated with PBDEs unless fat was removed. Soy infant formula did not contain any measurable PBDEs. However a recent study in the U.K. shows vegan diets to be only about 30 percent lower in PBDEs than an omnivorous diet, thereby indicating non-animal food sources.|
|Raleigh, NC: I didn't breastfeed my 4-year-old, and she hardly ever is sick. She's certainly healthier than most of her friends - and just as smart! With the news of this contamination, how can advocates seriously continue harping on about my putting my next baby at risk by not breast-feeding her? How much better can breastfeeding really be, when you read something like this - and you see my own evidence in the form of a smart healthy child?|
Arnold Schechter: Interesting point. To date, there have been no studies on humans relating to pbdes and health effects, but we expect to find some at high enough levels in sensitive persons. You make a point which is logical, but most comments have been from breast feeding advocates who were very unhappy with our findings and the publication of it.
Originally Posted by Stacie
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