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OEHHA has adopted an updated public health goal (PHG) of 1 part per billion (ppb) for perchlorate in drinking water.  This PHG updates the 2004 perchlorate value of 6 ppb.  Perchlorate is known to block the thyroid’s ability to take in and process iodide, which is a nutrient essential to brain development, growth, heart function, and other systems.
Feb 27, 2015