'Our study suggests that high levels of perchlorate may pose a particular risk to infants,' says Dr. Nancy Carrasco, senior author of the study and professor
of molecular pharmacology at Einstein. 'Nursing mothers exposed to high levels of perchlorate in drinking water may not only provide less iodide to their babies,
but their milk may actually pass on perchlorate, which could further deprive the infants'' thyroid glands of iodide. The thyroid requires iodide to synthesize
the hormones T3 and T4 that are essential for normal development of the central nervous system. Babies who don''t make enough of these thyroid hormones may become
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