|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||5 Oct 2007 16:24:29 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Perchlorate and pregnant women|
News Release American Thyroid Association October 5, 2007 Low Levels of Perchlorate Exposure are Safe for Pregnant WomenNewswise - 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 http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/534055/ -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@list.cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org/mailman/listinfo/military
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