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  •  Lead exposure has come up (2+ / 0-)
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    jan4insight, LilithGardener

    on some lactation lists I'm on.  Is it safe for a breastfeeding mother to be a cop?  A soldier?  Women in these fields are exposed to lead from firing guns.

    This definitely bears looking into.

    •  Yes, in my opinion it could still be safe (0+ / 0-)

      As long as precautions are taken to avoid inhalation and ingestion when she is at the shooting range.


      1. Mask that filters vaporized lead.
      2. Scrub with special soap at the range after cleaning the weapon.
      3. Changes clothing at the range.
      4. Launders range clothes separately (perhaps hire a uniform laundry service).

      That would avoid most of the exposure from hands, clothing, into the personal vehicle and tracking it home.

      "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

      by LilithGardener on Sun May 05, 2013 at 04:36:51 PM PDT

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    •  My sister went to (1+ / 0-)
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      a la leche league info night.  The discussion kicked off with everybody saying why they wanted to breast feed.  Sis said she wanted to do it because it's portable and the kid gets antibodies and the like.  Several of the more militant breast feeders said they planned to do it (or were doing it) because it was "God's will".  Hard to imagine the Lord wanting lead in the blessed leche.

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