UC Irvine panel: Perchlorate may be safer than thought

Thursday, June 10, 2004

A new report issued from the University of California Irvine Urban Water Research Center (UWRC) states perchlorate in drinking water poses no additional risks to healthy people, even at significantly higher levels than recommended by the state's leading health assessment agency.

Produced by an independent committee of scholars, the center's report is being provided to the California Department of Health Services and other policymakers as they work to set a statewide standard for perchlorate in drinking water.