Perchlorate: Drinking Water Contaminant

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Perchlorate (ClO4-) is regarded as one of the major sources of this environmental contamination and adding to the drinking water contaminant candidate list toxic chemicals, such as high water solubility, mobility, considerable stability and persistence [1,2]. The existence of perchlorate in the environment represents a potential negative effect on human health who consumes water containing perchlorate, which can interferes with ability of the thyroid gland to utilize iodine to produce thyroid hormones. These effects, caused to abnormalities in child development and the thyroid cancer. Moreover, Perchlorate ions have also been posing the greatest threat in the drinking water of expectant mothers, children under 12 years and persons with malfunctioning
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