Perchlorate Exposure of the US Population, 2001–2002

  title={Perchlorate Exposure of the US Population, 2001–2002},
  author={Benjamin C. Blount and Liza Valent{\'i}n-Blasini and John D. Osterloh and Joshua P. Mauldin and James L. Pirkle},
  journal={Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology},
Perchlorate is commonly found in the environment and can impair thyroid function at pharmacological doses. As a result of the potential for widespread human exposure to this biologically active chemical, we assessed perchlorate exposure in a nationally representative population of 2820 US residents, ages 6 years and older, during 2001 and 2002 as part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). We found detectable levels of perchlorate (>0.05 μg/l) in all 2820 urine… CONTINUE READING
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