2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 25 Jul 2005 17:05:01 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Perchlorate and genetic thyroid disorders
Agency raises perchlorate concerns

REPORT: Federal health officials say the chemical could harm those with genetic thyroid disorders.

Riverside Press-Enterprise (CA)
July 24, 2005

The federal agency charged with tracking disease across the nation is raising new concerns about how a rocket-fuel chemical found in Inland water supplies could harm the most vulnerable people.

People with genetic disorders of the thyroid -- possibly tens of thousands of people nationwide -- could suffer deteriorating health as a result of drinking water or eating foods contaminated with perchlorate, according to an analysis by a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The report's authors also raised concern about the 6.9 percent of pregnant women who may not get enough iodine in their diets and about the declining iodine intake among the general population.

For the entire news article, see http://www.pe.com/breakingnews/local/stories/PE_News_Local_S_perch25.8c52682.html

For the original article, "Genetic Factors that Might Lead to Different Responses in Individuals Exposed to Perchlorate," go to
and click on the PDF link.

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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