Impact of nitrates in drinking water on cancer mortality in Valencia, Spain

@article{MoralesSuarezVarela1995ImpactON,
  title={Impact of nitrates in drinking water on cancer mortality in Valencia, Spain},
  author={Prof. Mar{\'i}a M. Morales-Suarez-Varela and Augustin Llopis-Gonzalez and Mar{\'i}a L. Tejerizo-Perez},
  journal={European Journal of Epidemiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={11},
  pages={15-21}
}
The concentrations of nitrates in public drinking water in the Mediterranean coastal province of Valencia are not only the highest in Spain but also in the whole of Europe. Intensive agricultural practices involve a traditional and growing use of nitrogen fertilizers. This and the terrain — poorly consolidated and porous in areas — favors the accumulation of nitrates in underground aquifers, thereby perhaps accounting for this contamination. The possible conversion of nitrates to nitrites under… CONTINUE READING
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