Occurrence Is Widespread but at Varying Levels; Federal Agencies Have Taken Some Actions to Respond to and Lessen Releases

September 2010
GAO Reports;9/13/2010, preceding p1
Government Documents
The article focuses on the occurrence of perchlorate as a chemical found in water and other media at varying levels as well as in the food supply in 45 states in the U.S. Perchlorate, which had been used by the Department of Defense (DOD), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Department of Energy (DOE), has the potential to interfere with thyroid function. The actions taken by states to regulate perchlorate are examined.


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