09.29.2016 | Agriculture, Nitrogen & Phosphorus Pollution | No Comments
Today the Iowa Environmental Council released an overview of research conducted on the health effects of nitrates in drinking water. The report, entitled “Nitrate in Drinking Water: A Public Health Concern for all Iowans,” suggests the negative health impacts may extend further than just the risk of methemoglobinemia, or blue baby syndrome.
At a time when unsafe drinking water is at the forefront of the minds of many U.S. residents, this report raises new concerns and underlines the importance of reducing nitrogen and phosphorus pollution in the entire Mississippi River watershed, which is the primary goal of the Mississippi River Collaborative. To read more about the Iowa Environmental Council report, click here.