Albert Einstein College of Medicine Researchers Find That A Commonly Found Contaminant May Harm Nursing Infants

December 3, 2007 – (BRONX, NY) – Scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have shown that perchlorate—an industrial pollutant linked to thyroid ailments—is actively concentrated in breast milk. Their findings suggest that perchlorate contamination of drinking water may pose a greater health risk than previously realized. The study appears in the December 3-7 advance online issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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