Friday, April 3, 2009

Perchlorate, yum!

Bah, here we go again...yet another thing in our food/water that should not be there. No matter how small the amount. This is really funny, hilarious, did you know that perchlorate (an ingredient in rocket fuel) pollution has been found in the drinking water of 28 states and territories? Moreover, and most importantly, a new report by scientists at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found perchlorate contamination in 15 brands of powdered infant formula! Boy am I glad I am breastfeeding, because it seems like every week they find some more chemicals in baby formula (neither do I drink my tap).

The CDC team warned that mixing perchlorate-tainted formula powder with tap water containing "even minimal amounts" of the chemical could boost the resulting mixture's toxin content above the "safe" level set by the EPA.

Please take a moment to ask the newly appointed EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to set a safe drinking water standard for perchlorate that's actually safe.

1 comment:

  1. It's very important that the public understand that perchlorate does not just affect the thyroid, it affects the cd34 stem cells that form thyroid and connective tissue. See York et al 2005 pubmed id 16393938 and Jendelova et al 2005 pubmed id 15929552.


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