From: Monona Rossol <actsnyc**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] National Library of Medicine Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed)
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:35:20 -0400
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It's interesting that they talk about herbal medications to replace FDA ones.  Almost none of those have had any chronic testing. And when they are tested, oops!   IARC just listed whole aloe juice and golden seal as 2B animal carcinogens.  The herb Dantron has been listed by IARC for years and is banned by FDA due to similar tests.  And breast feeding women are scarfing these down?  Not such a good idea. 

If it works like medicine, it IS medicine and the side effects and long term effects should be known.

I think the answer is to apply the 10 U.N. SDS toxicity tests to each and see how many have been done.  Instead they do wee clinical studies without proper controls, no one drops dead in a few months, the subjects all rave about it, so, hey, must be great stuff.

That doesn't mean the FDA drugs have all been tested for cancer either.  IARC also listed hydrochlorothiazide as 2B using both animal and human evidence.  And that is a drug I've taken for 20 years.  

I have been looking a lot of export SDSs and you wouldn't believe how much we don't know about everything.  I find that charting this data for workers really brings home to them how little we know and how many assumptions we make about untested chemicals. Its so sad that the US OSHA didn't make these 10 tests mandatory and I have to use major exporters or EU SDSs for the data. I think people would be really unhappy about this current lack of data if they knew.

Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., Industrial Hygienist
President:  Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc.
Safety Officer: Local USA829, IATSE
181 Thompson St., #23
New York, NY 10012     212-777-0062


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Sent: Wed, Jun 17, 2015 2:51 pm
Subject: [DCHAS-L] National Library of Medicine Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed)

NLM Toxicology and Environmental Health Info

Exclusive breastfeeding for six
months is optimal for child health according to the American Academy of
Pediatrics (, the
American Academy of Family Physicians
(, and the World
Health Organization

Women who
breastfeed often stop taking their medications.  The National Library of
Medicine (NLM) Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) provides information on
drugs, herbals, nutraceuticals and diagnostic agents to which lactating mothers
may be exposed and the possible adverse effects these may cause in the nursing

Suggested therapeutic alternatives to those drugs are provided. All
data are derived from the scientific literature and are fully referenced. Data
are organized into substance-specific records, which provide a summary of the
pertinent reported information and include links to other NLM databases.
Supplemental links to breastfeeding resources from credible organizations are
also provided.

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