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Perchlorate is a naturally occurring and manufactured 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.
“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.
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An important distinction to make is the difference between tetrachloroethylene, also known as perchloroethylene (PERC), and perchlorate. PERC is the solvent used by about 70% of dry cleaners in the United States, but is also used as a metal degreaser and in the...
In a split decision on May 9, 2023, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ordered the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate the chemical perchlorate.1 EPA determined in 2011 that perchlorate should be regulated, but under the...
STATEMENT FROM THE PERCHLORATE INFORMATION BUREAU (PIB) RE: EPA Perchlorate Decision Upholds Science, Agency Practice, and Federal Law Today’s decision by EPA that perchlorate does not merit additional federal regulation, is based on the best available scientific...