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Nitrates are heavy oxidants.

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.

Chemical fertilizers

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).