2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 29 Apr 2005 16:12:34 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Perchlorate in Yuma Valley lettuce

April 28?, 2005

It is a staple of the produce isle [sic] ... a source of pride for
growers in the fertile Yuma valley ... one of Arizona's multi-million
dollar crops. Rich with vitamins and minerals, Arizonans also get a
little something extra in each bite of lettuce.

"Oh, it's totally shocking - rocket fuel in lettuce? How is that
possible?" asks Renee Sharp of the Environmental Working Group.

That's right - she said "rocket fuel in lettuce." Possible here in the
valley? The 5 i-Team put local supermarkets to the test - you'll see our
results in just a moment.


Our samples, purchased right here in Valley, found perchlorate in every
head of lettuce. Levels as low as 3.9 ppb, as high as 12. Is that too
much? The federal government has yet to set an official perchlorate
standard, but the Environmental Working Group is already convinced.


For the entire story, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/961-8918
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