Oct. 10, 2022 – Microplastics have been detected in human breast milk for the first time, according to a new study published in Polymers.
While more studies are needed, the researchers said, they said they were worried about the potential health effects on babies.
“The proof of microplastics’ presence in breast milk increases our great concern for the extremely vulnerable population of infants,” Valentina Notarstefano, PhD, one of the study authors at the Universita Politecnica della Marche in Italy, told The Guardian.
“It will be crucial to assess ways to reduce exposure to these contaminants during pregnancy and lactation,” she said. “But it…