Skip to comments.Explosives chemical found in US baby formula (perchlorate, used in fireworks,rocket fuel,flares)
Posted on 04/03/2009 7:24:53 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (AFP) A chemical used in explosives, fireworks and rocket fuel has been found in powdered baby formula in the United States, the non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG) said.
In "little-noticed findings," researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 15 brands of baby formula contained perchlorate, an oxidizer in solid fuels used in explosives, fireworks, road flares and rocket motors, the EWG said.
"Studies have established that the chemical is a potent thyroid toxin that may interfere with fetal and infant brain development," it said.
The EWG said the CDC study's findings raised "new concerns about perchlorate pollution, a legacy of Cold War rocket and missile tests."
The CDC study, which was conducted in 2006 and published last month in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, said perchlorate could inhibit the absorption of iodine by the thyroid and lead to growth and developmental problems in infants.
For the study, researchers tested samples of baby formula which they had picked up in a local shop.
The two most tainted brands, both cow's milk-based formulas with lactose, had a nearly 90-percent share of the US powdered baby milk market in 2000, the report found.
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More crap from China? Maybe the missing link to explain autism.
the guy is grandstanding!
Perchlorate is used thousands of times more in cleaning solvents, carburator cleaner and dry cleaning!
I’m sure it contains all sorts of things.
This article tells us NOTHING.
The way the article is worded is a little extreme.
Sodium chloride, used to make a deadly World War One chemical weapon and also a component of clandestine methamphetamine recipes has been found in human blood, mixed with dihidrogen monoxide, used in nuclear reactors and pesticides.
Frankly, you’d have to be nuts to use ANY powdered baby formula, or any kind of powdered milk.
Although I must say this sounds worse than I thought.
The Gaza connection.
Nobody raising these alarms is saying how MUCH there is. This is doggone suspicious in a day where we have the equipment to smell a fart in Maine from California.
More ChiCom contaminants?
Wouldn't be surprised if it's determined to be deliberate; the Kremlin and its democrat operatives here in the US have been conspiring to dumb down the American public for decades.
I use whey protein powder daily. Until about a year ago, at least one brand said “Wisconsin milk.” Then the company showed up at a trade show in China. Next thing you know, they only say “Distributed in the USA.” I’m quite sure we’re getting Chinese junk in infant formula and in adult products too.
Here’s where the community organizer in chief could make a positive difference. Investigate. Test independently at small labs. Organize the hell out of food safety agencies.
Probably a lot of folks who voted for him expected him to do such things.
More crap from the self-appointed guardians of our well being.
“The sample size of the study was too small to allow generalizations to be made about entire brands of formula, they added.
The study did not name any of the formula brands that were tested.”
Perchlorate gets into drinking water everytime the Highway Patrol uses a flare at an accident. Unfortunately we can measure perchlorate at the part-per-trillion level, so there is perchlorate in “drinking water” everywhere.
“Another hazard is the mixing of lactose, a sugar, with the powerful rocket fuel perchlorate, leading some to fear that baby formula may detonate near the child..” [I made that up]
You left out the harmful effects of the unsequestered carbon. It’s bush’s fault.
So let that be a warning to you, folks...if you have a bouncing baby, don’t bounce it too hard.
I don’t think this is funny.
Our babies deserve better.
“Hell, my neighbort twins blew up yesterday.”
Fuel-oxidiser explosion fueled by perchlorate!
I think you’re thinking of perchloroethylene, also known as tetrachloroethylene, not perchlorates, which have a much more restricted use.
Interestingly, perchlorates can be formed naturally via a number of processes.
...or the suicide bombers?
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