3 chemicals in your environment that can affect your baby's thyroid
Posted Aug 16 2010 11:32am
Another great article from Thyroid-About.com-guru Mary Shomon (I *highly* advise you to subscribe to her newsletter if you are ttc, have thyroid disease or are a woman--I'm not kidding!) ------------------
New research reported on in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives has found that three common contaminants can affect thyroid hormone levels in infants.
The three contaminants -- perchlorate, nitrate and thiocyanate - are found in water, food and tobacco smoke. The research found that exposure to these pollutants blocks iodine uptake, and results in elevated levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), which can be a sign of hypothyroidism -- an underactive/slowed thyroid function.