|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 10 Dec 2010 23:39:56 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PERCHLORATE: California study of newborn thyroid hormones|
State study: Low levels of perchlorate affect infants By DAVID DANELSKI Riverside Press-Enterprise (CA) December 10, 2010A new analysis by state scientists found that low levels of a rocket fuel chemical common in Inland drinking water supplies appear to be more harmful to newborn babies than previously believed, prompting calls for a tougher limit for tap water.
Scientists with the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment examined records of blood samples drawn from the heels of 497,458 newborns in 1998 as part of a California disease-screening program.
The researchers found that the babies born in areas where tap water was contaminated with perchlorate -- including babies in Riverside and San Bernardino -- had a 50 percent chance of having a poorly performing thyroid gland, said Dr. Craig Steinmaus, lead author of the study published in this month's Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
... For the entire article, see http://www.pe.com/localnews/stories/PE_News_Local_D_perchlorate11.1edf645.html -- 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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