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Nitrate

Contaminant Guide

NITRATE

Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL)

1 mg/L

Potential Health Effects
(from ingestion of water)

Methemoglobulinemia(blue baby syndrome)

Potential Source of Contaminant

Animal waste, fertilizer, natural deposits, septic tanks, sewage; rapidly converts to nitrate

Applicable NSF/ANSI Standard(s)

Standard 53
Standard 58
Standard 62

Water Treatment Technologies Certified by NSF for Reduction of this Contaminant

Reverse osmosis

Special Notes

None

For a list of products certified for reduction of this contaminant, visit the Certified Drinking Water Treatment Products page.

 
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