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Nitrate in Drinking Water and Human Health

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Nitrate itself generally is not a concern with respect to human health. However, bacteria and other substances in the human body can transform nitrate from drinking water into nitrite, which can then be transformed into nitrosamines. This Q & A fact sheet discusses nitrate and some of the related health concerns.

Pages / Length: 2
Publication Date: 10/2001

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