Tap water may cause damage to thyroid

A recent study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (August, 2000; 42: 777-782) reveals that perchlorate, a chemical found in the water supply of some Arizona cities, may be to blame for thyroid disease in newborns. Apparently this chemical made its way into these citiesí municipal water from the Colorado River system. Current water treatment plants cannot remove the chemical.

This study underscores the importance of drinking reverse-osmosis filtered, spring or distilled water and avoiding all tap water. In the long run, we may discover many more dangerous chemicals that have found their way into our drinking water.

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