|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 13 May 2010 14:02:25 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PERCHLORATE: Study of pregnant Europeans|
Perchlorate not tied to pregnancy thyroid problems Amy Norton, Reuters National Post May 13, 2010NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Everyday exposure to perchlorate, an industrial chemical found in drinking water and a range of foods, may not impair thyroid function in pregnant women, a new study suggests.
"Our data are reassuring," lead researcher Dr. Elizabeth N. Pearce, of Boston University School of Medicine, told Reuters Health in an email. "Although low-level perchlorate exposure was ubiquitous in the pregnant women we studied, perchlorate exposure was not associated with alterations in their thyroid function."
...A 2006 study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that among women with moderately low iodine levels, those with relatively higher concentrations of perchlorate in their urine had lower thyroid hormone levels.
But in the new study, researchers found no relationship between urine perchlorate levels and thyroid function among more than 1,600 pregnant women who were typically iodine-deficient.
... For the entire article, see http://www.nationalpost.com/life/health/story.html?id=5eda4820-5b39-4801-9bbc-4de0dc62b8fc -- 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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