Health implications of perchlorate ingestion.0309095689
Health implications of perchlorate perchlorate: see chlorate. ingestion ingestion /in·ges·tion/ (-chun) the taking of food, drugs, etc., into the body by mouth.
1. The act of taking food and drink into the body by the mouth.
Ed. by Committee to Assess the Health Implications of Perchlorate Ingestion et al.
National Academies Press
At present more than 11 million people in the US have percholate in their drinking water drinking water
supply of water available to animals for drinking supplied via nipples, in troughs, dams, ponds and larger natural water sources; an insufficient supply leads to dehydration; it can be the source of infection, e.g. leptospirosis, salmonellosis, or of poisoning, e.g. at a concentration of at least four parts per billion. Authorities have not determines a safe standard for percholate but a contingent of federal agencies asked the National Research Council to assess the adverse health effects of percholate injection from clinical, toxicological and public health perspectives. They note percholate can affect thyroid thyroid /thy·roid/ (thi´roid)
1. the thyroid gland; see under gland.
2. pertaining to the thyroid gland.
4. function but do not find a causal association with congenital hypothyroidism congenital hypothyroidism Congenital myxedema, cretinism Hypothyroidism of neonatal onset, which occurs in 1/±7000 births, more commonly in ♀, characterized by mental and physical retardation due to inappropriate thyroid development or inadequate or changes in thyroid function in newborns. Information is insufficient to determine neurodevelopmental outcomes, as is any association of percholate with adult cancers or other thyroid disorders. Studies of the toxicity of percholate have their controversies. Lack of sufficient data has led the committee to recommend further research.
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