The Blue Baby Syndrome

@article{Majumdar2003TheBB,
  title={The Blue Baby Syndrome},
  author={Deepanjan Majumdar},
  journal={Resonance},
  year={2003},
  volume={8},
  pages={20-30}
}
Blue Baby Syndrome or Methemoglobinemia is caused by decreased ability of blood to carry oxygen, resulting in oxygen deficiency in different body parts. Infants are more susceptible than adults. The disease can be caused by intake of water and vegetables high in nitrate, exposure to chemicals containing nitrate, or can even be hereditary. Groundwater gets contaminated by leaching of nitrate generated from fertilizer used in agricultural lands and waste dumps in rural and urban areas. Prevention… 
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