The weight of more than six decades of research supports the basic science of perchlorate health effects, as reported by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS): Exposure to perchlorate at levels equivalent to 24.5 ppb would be safe for even the most sensitive population – the pregnant woman and her fetus. This was the scientific consensus noted by the NAS in 2005 – and remains the scientific consensus today.
Read more here about perchlorate in scientific reviews and human studies, see how the reference dose was determined, and get information pertaining specifically to pregnant women and infants.
What Experts Are Saying
Experts agree about the safety of perchlorate. Read testimonies to Congress and see how the science community has weighed in on perchlorate safety.
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