Perchlorate contaminates important sources of drinking water in California and nationally. It inhibits the uptake of iodide into the thyroid gland, an essential part of the process of making thyroid hormone. Small changes is maternal thyroid hormone are associated with significant decreases in IQ. As well, small decreases in adult T4 levels are also associated with increased cardiovascular risk.
Perchlorate has been shown to block iodine uptake into the thyroid gland and cause a reduction in thyroid hormone production. In the pas
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