Nitrates in drinking water affect human health

People who use wells as a source of drinking water need to monitor the level of nitrates in their well water.  If you drink water that is high in nitrates, it can interfere with the ability of your red blood cells to transport oxygen.  Infants who drink water high in nitrates may turn “bluish” and appear to have difficulty in breathing since their bodies are not receiving enough oxygen.

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