Posted 2/10/2019 22:00 (#7312351 - in reply to #7312046) Subject: RE: Edgar Co IL water problem?
The drinking water industry has known high nitrites in water cause oxygen to be absorbed out of the bloodstream for years. Also known as blue baby syndrome. Babies and anemic people are at risk.
Usually it is a peak flush deal for surface water supplies, short periods of time. Can be a more chronic deal for groundwater or certain watersheds.
Like lots of environmental and public health issues, it is easy to get the uninformed really worked up about it. And it’s easy to chicken little the whole deal with reporter’s version of science explanations.