Last update Feb. 28, 2022
Liquid obtained from the distillation of tree resin, mainly pines. Used as a solvent. Contains terpenes: alpha and beta-pinene monoterpenes and others.Its inhalation can cause respiratory irritation, headache, drowsiness, vertigo and mental confusion.
At the date of the last update we have not found published data on its excretion in breast milk or on side effects in infants of mothers exposed to inhalation of this product.
Turpentine oil is an ingredient in preparations used in respiratory tract disorders, although it is considered neither safe nor effective. Do not apply on the chest or in places where the infant can inhale it.
OCCUPATIONAL RISK IN THE NURSING MOTHER:
Based on the absence of specific risk phrases in breastfeeding in the safety data sheet de este producto and on the fact that it is not carcinogenic or mutagenic (Roth 2020, Dirsa 2018), it would not be necessary to remove the nursing mother from her workstation, it would be enough that the company ensure adequate ventilation to meet the legal requirements of Occupational exposure limits (OELs) or threshold limit value (TLV) (INSST 2021, Roth 2020, Dirsa 2018) and the recommended precautionary standards for the worker: face mask, gloves, clothing, protective glasses, etc. (Roth 2020, Dirsa 2018)
Breastfeeding must be interrupted for a variable period of time if intoxication in the mother is suspected or the TLVs have been higher than recommended, especially the short-term exposure limit (TLV-STEL). In these cases, it is necessary to consider performing a toxicological analysis on the mother.
The benefits of breastfeeding outweigh the risk from low levels of environmental contaminants in human milk, in many cases lower than those in cow's milk or other foods. (WHO, Lapillonne 2021, Díaz 2013, Mead 2008, LaKind 2008 , Hoover 1999)
With regard to occupational risks for breastfeeding mothers (INSHT 202, EC Regulation 2008), there are only two risk phrases (H-phrases for hazard) or precaution phrases (P-phrases) that should appear on the product’s safety data sheet:
Six other phrases that should be considered during breastfeeding are related to the carcinogenic, mutagenic or cumulative strength of a product:
If any of these codes appear on the safety data sheet of an industrial product, the nursing mother must be removed from her workstation.
For chemical products that do not contain these codes, companies must comply with the legal requirements of occupational exposure limits (OELs) for each product (INSST 2021), ensuring a good ventilation at the workplace and ensure that the worker complies with the recommended standards of prudence (face mask, gloves, hand washing, changing clothes, etc.) facilitating it.
In addition, according to current European regulations (EC Regulation 2008), when a product is carcinogenic or mutagenic, working nursing mothers must not be exposed to mixtures with concentration limits greater than 0.3%.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.
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