Perchlorate Contamination

Some articles on perchlorate:

Laws and Politics - Safety of Consumer Fireworks in The United States - Pollution
... Fireworks have also been noted as a source of perchlorate in lakes ... bodies of water, noting concerns over the effects of environmental perchlorate on human health and wildlife ... Sources of perchlorate range from lightning and certain fertilizers to the perchlorate compounds in rocket fuel and explosives ...
Flare (pyrotechnic) - Chemistry - Non-perchlorate Flares
... colored signal flares and spectrally balanced decoy flares contain perchlorate oxidizers ... Perchlorate, a type of salt in its solid form, dissolves and moves rapidly in groundwater and surface water ... Even in low concentrations in drinking water supplies, perchlorate is known to inhibit the uptake of iodine by the thyroid gland ...