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From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 13 May 2010 14:02:25 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] PERCHLORATE: Study of pregnant Europeans
Perchlorate not tied to pregnancy thyroid problems

Amy Norton, Reuters
National Post
May 13, 2010

NEW 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.


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