New Report Discusses Health Effects of Nitrates in Drinking Water

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 […]

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Toxic Algae Persists, but No “Official” Measurement of Dead Zone This Year

On July 29, NOAA announced cancellation of the annual measurement of the Gulf Coast Dead Zone for the first time in 27 years, despite issuing a dire projection of its size earlier in the summer. Since 1985, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium has conducted an annual measurement of the size of the Dead Zone, an area […]

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