Continuing importance of nitrate contamination of groundwater and wells in rural areas.

@article{Johnson1990ContinuingIO,
  title={Continuing importance of nitrate contamination of groundwater and wells in rural areas.},
  author={Carl J. Johnson and Burton C. Kross},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  year={1990},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={449-56}
}
The contamination of groundwater and rural drinking water supplies by nitrates from livestock and human excrement, other organic waste, or chemical fertilizers is a potential hazard throughout the world. Infant illness and death from nitrate-induced methemoglobinemia is probably often misdiagnosed, perhaps as sudden infant death syndrome, and certainly contributes to the national infant death rate statistics. A 1950 report listed 144 cases of infant methemoglobinemia with 14 deaths in one 30… CONTINUE READING

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