Nitrates in the water -- information for midwives

September 2013
Midwifery News;Sep2013, Issue 70, p28
The article reports on the presence of nitrate in the water as advised by the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB). It notes that drinking water in rural bores and wells at elevated nitrate levels can mark pregnant women and to formula--fed infants under six months of age. Moreover, the Ministry of Health has complimented CDHB's initiative and urged midwives as the appropriate professionals to spread the message in urban areas wherein drinking water is taken from wells and/or bores.


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