Perchlorate versus other environmental sodium/iodide symporter inhibitors: potential thyroid-related health effects.

@article{Groef2006PerchlorateVO,
  title={Perchlorate versus other environmental sodium/iodide symporter inhibitors: potential thyroid-related health effects.},
  author={Bert De Groef and Brigitte Decallonne and Serge van der Geyten and Veerle M. Darras and R Bouillon},
  journal={European journal of endocrinology},
  year={2006},
  volume={155 1},
  pages={17-25}
}
OBJECTIVE Perchlorate is a known competitive inhibitor of the sodium/iodide symporter (NIS). Possible thyroid-related effects of environmental perchlorate have created great health concerns, especially in the US, resulting in a debated reference dose (RfD) of 0.0007 mg/kg per day in drinking water recommended by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). However, the impact of other environmental NIS inhibitors and the role of iodine seem to have received little attention in the whole debate… CONTINUE READING
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