Baby formula samples were found to have traces of a chemical used for rocket fuel.
Wired PR News – Baby formula samples were found to contain trace amounts of a chemical used in rocket fuel. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a study last month pertaining to the findings of perchlorate in samples of powdered baby formula, however, the Environmental Working Group issued a release this week highlighting the issue.
As noted in the report, information pertaining to the brands of formula tested was not released, and health problems were not stated to be an expected result of the contamination, although assessing health risks was difficult due to the federal requirements of iodine use in infant formula, which is counteractive for the chemical.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to make an announcement pertaining to further action to be taken on the issue.
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