Last update: Jan. 20, 2014


High Risk for breastfeeding

Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully.
Use safer alternative or interrupt breastfeeding 3 to 7 T ½ (elimination half-lives).
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Petroleum derivative aliphatic hydro-carburant (first distillation naphtha or kerosene). Used as painting, varnish, and oil solvent, in dry-cleaning, and car washing.
Odor is so intense that it may prevent intoxication. Stop nursing for a variable time period if intoxication on the mother is suspected (TLV-STEL<125ppm). Those mothers laborally exposed may nurse whenever legal regulations on facility ventilation are accomplished. Keep TLV-TWA under 100ppm (525mg/m3). Let mother’s blood be tested as indicated.

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).


We do not have alternatives for White-Spirit.

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.

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Main tradenames from several countries containing White-Spirit in its composition:

  • Vicks Vaporub™. Contains other elements than White-Spirit in its composition


Variable Value Unit
T1/2 48 hours


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