Thursday, February 24, 2005

Whee, I'm a rocket!

The LA Times reports that scientists have discovered that a key component in rocket fuel, perchlorate, which is a toxic substance, has been found to be present in breast milk. Human breast milk apparently contains five times as much of the substance as cow's milk. The chemical inhibits thyroid hormones, and can cause neurological defects.

In other words, you could grow up thinking that you're a rocket.

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