Last update: Jan. 20, 2014

Hexachlorobenzene

High Risk for breastfeeding


Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully.
Use safer alternative or interrupt breastfeeding 3 to 7 T ½ (elimination half-lives).
Read the Comment.

Fungicide used to treat fungal affected cereals. Also produced by garbage dump burning. It is a persistent organic pollutant (POP).
Very toxic product after accidentally occuring contamination.
It is not necessary to let breast milk be tested except after extraordinary exposure.

Benefits of breastfeeding are largely more important than risk related to the presence of mild level environment pollutants in human milk, in many instances, they are at lower content than those found in cow’s milk or other foods. (Codex alimentarius FAO-WHO).

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Hexachlorobenzene.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

Group

Hexachlorobenzene belongs to this group or family:

Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Molecular weight 285 daltons

References

  1. INSHT - Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo. Límites de exposición profesional para agentes químicos en España. 2017 Full text (in our servers)

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