|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:21:50 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PERCHLORATE: "A Common Chemical May Be Unsafe for Pregnant Women and Babies"|
A Common Chemical May Be Unsafe for Pregnant Women and Babies. Here's What You Need to Know By Jamie Ducharme TIME Health November 8, 2017 Exposure to a chemical called perchlorate may be unsafe for pregnant women and their unborn children, according to a new study. Perchlorate, which is found in everything from fireworks to fertilizers, is a known hormone disruptor. In pregnant women, frequent exposure may decrease levels of a thyroid hormone, called T4, that’s necessary for fetal brain development, potentially leading to developmental issues after birth, according to new research presented Monday at the annual Society for Endocrinology conference in the U.K. While more research is necessary to determine the long-term effects of T4 deficiency, the study’s authors say the findings suggest that pregnant women may want to be extra cautious about perchlorate exposure. … For the entire article, see http://time.com/5013321/perchlorate-health-risks/ -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/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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