Press Releases

 

Learn more about perchlorate by exploring the following releases from the Perchlorate Information Bureau.

 

Fireworks, the Fourth, Perchlorate and the Facts

As a component of fireworks, the chemical perchlorate is often in the news around the Fourth of July. As a compound made up of chlorine and oxygen—and as a medicine once used to treat thyroid disorders—perchlorate is one of the most widely researched compounds in our...

RE: U.S. EPA Decision to Regulate Perchlorate

The best available science, federal statute and EPA’s own Office of Inspector General all point to the conclusion that a national perchlorate standard is not needed and would not provide a meaningful public health benefit. According to EPA guidelines, for a federal...

New Study: Does Perchlorate Really Affect Newborns?

A recent article in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine analyzes data from an earlier study in an attempt to show that in some cases of perchlorate exposure, some infants had greater odds of increased levels of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone or TSH...

CDC Research on Perchlorate and Infant Formula

A recent study by Schier, et al., “Perchlorate exposure from infant formula and comparisons with the perchlorate reference dose,” has raised a question over whether, in certain scenarios, infants being fed with some brands of formula might exceed the perchlorate...