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New report links nitrate in drinking water to birth defects

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Autor: Jonas Völker

New report links nitrate in drinking water to birth defects

“Both nitrate and atrazine are agricultural compounds that can leech through the soil into drinking water sources, which the report indicates may be putting embryos at risk,” says Bengt Rittri, founder and executive director of Bluewater, a Swedish company supplying advanced residential water purifying solutions in North America, China and Europe. Mr. Rittri said the study recently published in the journal Current Environmental Health Reports highlights that no-one can take the quality of their tap water for granted, especially in the wake of the Flint, Michigan, crisis.    

Danger from private well

The report was written by Professor Jean Brender at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, who has specialised in studying the effects chemicals in water can have on developing fetuses. Using her own research and looking at some other similar studies, she identified three contaminants – nitrates, atrazine and arsenic – in drinking water that may be associated with birth defects, especially among women who primarily drink water from a private well in rural areas. “Water doesn’t need to smell bad to be potentially hazardous. We all need to be alert to the fact that regardless of whether we drink from a private well or public water supply, there is always a risk of drinking water contamination, as Dr. Brender’s report spotlights,” said Mr. Rittri.  

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