|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 6 Jul 2010 11:47:54 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PERCHLORATE: "More Iodine or Less Perchlorate?"|
More Iodine or Less Perchlorate? Rebecca Renner Environmental Health Perspectives Online July 1, 2010Perchlorate is believed to block uptake of iodine into the thyroid, eventually resulting in the decreased production of the thyroid hormones thyroxine and triiodothyronine. But a science review of perchlorate concludes that reducing the risk of mental deficits in children whose mothers are exposed to the chemical may be achieved most efficiently by correcting the iodine deficiency that occurs in roughly a third of U.S. women of child-bearing age—not by reducing perchlorate intake.
The review is a first for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Inspector General (OIG), which primarily conducts audits, evaluations, and investigations of the EPA and its contractors to promote economy and efficiency, and to prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse. But rather than resolving controversy over the risk characterization of perchlorate, the review appears instead to be further fueling it.
... For the entire article, see http://ehsehplp03.niehs.nih.gov/article/fetchArticle.action?articleURI=info%3Adoi%2F10.1289%2Fehp.118-a289 -- 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@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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