They are undesirable substances, harmful for human health. The ingestion of a large quantity can cause gastric problems, hives and rashes and other reactions or illnesses.
They are used as chemical fertilisers in intensive agriculture. Other sources of nitrates include septic tank leakage, livestock manure, and erosion of natural deposits.
Tasteless, colorless and odorless
Tasteless, colourless and odourless, nitrates are absorbed by plant roots, but their excessive use pollutes water tables and aquifers, and eventually contaminates our bottled waters. Nitrates are potent oxidants that are harmful to humans and have been found to have short-term and long-term ill health effects. Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) = 50 mg/L (according to EU legislation).
is the maximum contaminant level (MCL*) recommended for babies and pregnant women.
of the maximum contaminant level
recommended for adults.
Avoid Nitrates in pregnancy and early childhood
Clinical studies have shown a connection
between high nitrate levels during pregnancy
and various health issues in babies.
These include blue baby syndrome, oral cleft defects, neural tube defects and limb deficiencies.
Women who are pregnant or trying to fall pregnant should avoid drinking nitrate-contaminated water.
is naturally pure, with a very low Nitrate level (0.6 mg/L) – ideal for babies, toddlers, expectant mothers and great for everyone else too.
It’s nature’s most perfect water
for happy, healthy families.
*Non Detectable at Spring.
NSF International lac test Report 2021,
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