Panel: Perchlorate Levels in Drinking Water OK A report from scientists who advise the government concludes that the levels of the toxic chemical perchlorate currently found in drinking water do not pose a major threat to the nation's health. But an EPA report from 2002 -- and some environmental groups -- contradict that finding. NPR's Jon Hamilton reports.
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Panel: Perchlorate Levels in Drinking Water OK

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A report from scientists who advise the government concludes that the levels of the toxic chemical perchlorate currently found in drinking water do not pose a major threat to the nation's health. But an EPA report from 2002 — and some environmental groups — contradict that finding. NPR's Jon Hamilton reports.

More About the Report

The National Academies' Web site has more information on the National Research Council's report on the safety implications of perchlorate in drinking water:

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