Perchlorate Danger in Water ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Perchlorate Danger in Water

State health officials with the Department of Health Services have been urged to require California water providers to clean up perchlorate contamination in drinking water. Perchlorate, a highly toxic component of rocket fuel, is now a serious contaminant in a large number of California drinking water supplies: at least 100 water agencies and over 450 drinking water wells have been found to have high levels of it. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, perchlorate can be highly dangerous to women's thyroid glands. The state of California is advised to lower the perchlorate standard in its water to below the proposed regulation of 6 parts per billion.

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