Perchlorate, a chemical used in rocket fuel and fireworks, has been found in drinking water supplies across the nation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is currently assessing the need for a standard for allowable amounts of this substance in drinking water.
HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF PERCHLORATE INGESTION, a new report from the National Academies' National Research Council, assesses the possible adverse health effects of perchlorate.
The report will be released at a one-hour public briefing.
DETAILS: Tuesday, Jan. 11, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lecture Room of the National Academies building, 2100 C St., N.W., Washington, D.C. Reporters who cannot attend may listen to a live audio webcast of the briefing and submit questions using an e-mail form at http://national-academies.org. (The webcast requires RealPlayer software, available free at http://www.real.com/player. For more information on setup and hardware requirements, see the Real.com site.)
REPORTERS: Obtain copies or register to attend by contacting the Office of News and Public Information at tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail email@example.com. Advance copies will be available to reporters only beginning at 8 a.m. EST on Jan. 11. THE REPORT IS EMBARGOED AND NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE BEFORE 2 P.M. EST ON JAN 11.
Source: Eurekalert & othersLast reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 21 Feb 2009
Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.
The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
~ Abraham Lincoln