Last update: Jan. 15, 2019
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.
An organic compound that releases chlorine.
Used in skin disinfection, healing of superficial wounds and as a water purifier.
It is very irritating to eyes and the respiratory tract and very toxic if ingested.
Since the last update we have not found published data on its excretion in breastmilk.
There is danger of toxicity due to ingestion or inhalation for those who handle it, but there are no alerts or hazard statements in pregnancy and breastfed children, nor for carcinogenic effects, irreversible or cumulative (Roth 2015, Spectrum 2012, INSHT 1995).
Avoid applying on chest or clean well before breastfeeding.
With regard to occupational risks for breastfeeding mothers (INSHT 2017 and 2008, EC Regulation 2008), there are only two risk phrases (old R-phrases, currently H-phrases for hazard) or precaution phrases (P-phrases) that should appear on the product’s safety data sheet:
H362 (R64): "May cause harm to breast fed children"
P263: "Avoid contact during pregnancy/while nursing”
Three other phrases that should be considered during breastfeeding are related to the carcinogenic, mutagenic or cumulative strength of a product:
H351 (ant. R40): “Possible carcinogenic effect"
H371 (ant. R68): "Possible risk of irreversible effects”
H373 (ant. R33):" Danger of cumulative effects”
Based on the absence of these phrases in the safety data sheet of this product (Roth 2015, Spectrum 2012, INSHT 1995), it would not be necessary to remove a breastfeeding mother from her job, and it would be enough for the company to meet legal requirements regarding the maximum levels of environmental exposure and for the employee to follow recommended rules of caution (gloves, hand and face washing, change of clothes, etc.)
We do not have alternatives for Tosylchloramide-Sodium since it is relatively safe.
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.
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