2004 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 26 Jul 2004 16:33:35 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: Looking for perchlorate in food
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Perchlorate threat looms for farmers

They want the FDA to quickly evaluate the risk to the public.

By Mike Lee 
Sacramento Bee/
July 26, 2004

When Merced County dairyman Tony T. Azevedo heard that a rocket fuel
component was showing up in California milk, he immediately started
working down a mental checklist of his herd's food and water sources.

Could his organic dairy's drinking water contain traces of the pervasive
pollutant perchlorate? How about alfalfa purchased from other farms?

Azevedo assured himself that he was probably clean, but he didn't stop
there. His co-op, Wisconsin-based Organic Valley, has commissioned a
handful of tests nationwide to see whether its milk contains the
compound linked to delayed mental development in children.

What's glaringly missing is definitive word from government authorities
about the combined risk posed by the compound at levels at which it's
being discovered nationwide in vegetables, water and milk. It will take
several more months for a national picture to emerge even though
perchlorate has been suspected in foods since the late 1990s.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is launching a dragnet of
"high-priority" perchlorate tests this summer to gauge the extent of
perchlorate in the nation's food supply. The food industry, legislators
and environmental groups are waiting impatiently for results that won't
be complete until 2005.


for the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/961-8918

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