Perchlorate Water Test
Perchlorate is a component of missile fuel, fireworks, and fertilizers. Drinking water can be contaminated by perchlorate from industrial activities near water sources. Its presence in drinking water can affect the function of the thyroid. Young children, pregnant women and fetuses are particularly susceptible to harm.
Is Perchlorate in My Water Harmful?
Perchlorate occurs naturally and has also been found in areas near where certain rocket fuels are manufactured or used. It is found in wells and community water supplies as well as groundwater in some areas. This chemical interferes with the function of the thyroid gland, which, during pregnancy, can delay the development of the baby.
How Much Does a Perchlorate Water Test Cost?
This test costs $100 and will tell you if perchlorate is present in your community water supplies or well water.