Last update: Sept. 29, 2011
Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully.
Use safer alternative or interrupt breastfeeding 3 to 7 T ½ (elimination half-lives).
Read the Comment.
It is a halogenated hydrocarbon product. A fluid industrially used in dry cleaning, oil and stain removal. Appropriate ventilation is required to keep TLV-TWA less than 50 ppm (339mg/m3).
It is irritant to skin and mucous surfaces, and a CNS depressant substance. Accidentally occurring exposure is very dangerous to the mother (TLV-STEL must be less than 200 ppm=1357mg/m3). In case of such exposure, the mother should stop nursing the baby for the next 15 days (a case of one infant who developed severe jaundice after having been nursed by a recent exposed women). It is worth to test levels on breast milk.
We do not have alternatives for Tetrachloroethylene.
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.
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.
e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Instituto de Salud Infantil, Grecia-Institute of Child's Health in Greece
Would you like to recommend the use of e-lactancia? Write to us at corporate mail of APILAM