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- n. Milk produced by human mammary glands.
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The process of making breast milk is called lactation.
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One study found that many of the most commonly used synthetic sunscreen ingredients (which are common even in so-called “natural” sunscreen products), including benzophenone-3 and octyl-methoxycinnamates (OMC) accumulate in the breast milk and organs of rats, producing estrogenic effects, which researchers say suggests it may have the same effects in humans.
Most are modeled on the composition of breast milk and they include modern low-solute “humanized” milks which are the product of many years of scientific research.
Detectable levels of man-made chemical agents found in nursing mothers’ breast milk have risen significantly over the past several decades—and they continue to rise dramatically.
Soil and water samples from around the plant, tested by Greenpeace fifteen years after the disaster, were full of heavy metals and other toxins.156 A February 2002 study found mercury, lead, and organochlorines in the breast milk of the local women.157 The children of gas-affected women are subject to a frightening array of debilitating illnesses, including retardation, gruesome birth defects, and reproductive disorders.158