FAST FACTS: Issue #4

Independent Experts on Perchlorate

The Council on Water Quality is a public education project dedicated to ensuring that the media and the public have access to credible information about perchlorate in the environment.

There are several independent researchers who have spoken prominently on this issue. As you consider developing stories on perchlorate in the future or as new information on perchlorate comes to your attention, these experts can be helpful in putting perchlorate in perspective.


Gregory Brent, M.D.
Phone: 310-268-3735

  • Chief of the Endocrinology and Diabetes Section
    VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
  • Professor of Medicine and Physiology
    The David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee to Assess the Health Implications of Perchlorate Ingestion

Jerome Hershman, M.D.
Phone: 310-268-3850

  • Physician specialist in thyroid diseases, Endocrinology and Diabetes Division
    West Los Angeles VA Medical Center
  • Professor of Medicine
    University of California, Los Angeles
  • Scientific Peer Reviewer of The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessmentís December 2002 Draft Public Health Goal Document On Perchlorate In California Drinking Water

Robert Krieger, Ph. D.
Phone: 951-827-1012

  • Extension Toxicologist
    Personal Chemical Exposure Program, Department of Entomology
    University of California, Riverside
  • Scientific Peer Reviewer of The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessmentís December 2002 Draft Public Health Goal Document On Perchlorate In California Drinking Water

Michael Payne, Ph.D., D.V.M.
Phone: 530-752-7507

  • Veterinary Toxicologist, Department of Environmental Toxicology
    University of California, Davis