Hills, Iowa, Perchlorate Groundwater Contamination Site Fact Sheet, July 26, 2004

(2004) Hills, Iowa, Perchlorate Groundwater Contamination Site Fact Sheet, July 26, 2004. Public Health, Department of

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Abstract

Perchlorate contamination has been detected in shallow groundwater located below Hills, Iowa. A majority of the town has shallow private wells, which are used as the source of drinking water for residences and businesses. Women who are pregnant and their fetuses may be more susceptible to perchlorate contamination since pregnancy itself stresses the thyroid function. The effects of exposure to any hazardous substance depends on the dose, duration, how you are exposed, personal traits and habits, and whether other chemicals are present (no other chemicals are present above regulatory levels at this site). Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has completed a Health Consultation for the Hills, Iowa, Perchlorate Groundwater Contamination Site.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: perchlorate, soil pollution, water pollution, Hills
Subjects: Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Groundwater
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Water quality
ID Code: 32991
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 09 Jul 2020 15:33
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2020 15:33
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/32991