Arch Dis Child 61:914-916 doi:10.1136/adc.61.9.914
  • Research Article

High aluminium content of infant milk formulas.


The aluminium content of several commercially available infant milk formulas was measured by electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry. Results were compared with those for fresh breast milk, cow's milk, and local tap water. Differences in aluminium concentration of greater than 150-fold were found, with the lowest concentrations in breast milk.