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Perchlorate is a naturally occurring and man-made substance consisting primarily of oxygen atoms.
Perchlorate is safe at environmental levels, and the reference dose of 0.0007 mg per kg per day is safe for all populations.
No study has shown that perchlorate causes adverse effects on human health.

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"Health Implications of Perchlorate Ingestion” — a report from the National Research Council’s Committee to Assess the Health Implications of Perchlorate — stands as the single most authoritative and comprehensive examination of perchlorate and human health ever conducted.

A former director of the U.S. EPA Drinking Water Standards Division wrote in an article for Water Technology “it is doubtful whether a national regulation for perchlorate in drinking water would provide significant measurable benefits versus the costs of compliance.”

Learn the truth behind common misconceptions about perchlorate.