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From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: 5 Oct 2007 16:24:29 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Perchlorate and pregnant women
News Release
American Thyroid Association
October 5, 2007

Low Levels of Perchlorate Exposure are Safe for Pregnant Women

Newswise - Despite great concerns that small amounts of ingested perchlorate - a chemical which is ever-present in the environment - decreases thyroid function among individuals, it has no effect on the thyroid function of women in early pregnancy, including those with a low-iodine diet, according to a new study being presented on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the 78th Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association (ATA) in New York.

Thyroid hormone is critical for the neurodevelopment of a fetus - particularly in the first trimester of pregnancy - and requires the mother to receive an adequate intake of iodine.

These findings are in contrast to last year's report from the Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which reported that perchlorate exposure, (assessed by the small amount of perchlorate found in the urine in the United States population), slightly decreased thyroid function in women with a low iodine diet, but not in men or in women with a normal iodine diet.

For the entire release, see


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