Chemical Runoff From Farmers

Effects of Nitrates

  • If consumed by pregnant women it can cause blue baby syndrome in the baby
  • can lead to skin irritation, stomach cramps, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, blisters of the mouth, and liver damage.
  • It can cause algae to bloom and in extreme cases can cause the fish to die
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How does it get into our water

fall application of fertilizer leads to chemical runoff more than any other method.
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