Impoverished Communities That Rely On Groundwater Are Heavily Exposed To Nitrate
Nitrates jeopardize the drinking water of 254,000 people out of the 2.6 million who rely on ground water in the Central Valley’s Tulare Lake Basin and Salinas Valley. Babies are vulnerable in part because their immature stomachs harbor abundant nitrite-producing bacteria. Affected infants have trouble breathing and develop cyanosis, a blue-gray or purple tint to their skin, giving methemoglobinemia.
World Water Day: Disturbing Facts About Water Supply In Communities Of Color was originally published on globalgrind.com