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Nitrate in drinking water increases the risk of colorectal cancer, study finds

04:50 EST 20 Feb 2018 | Science Daily

Nitrate in groundwater and drinking water, which primarily comes from fertilisers used in the agricultural production, has not only been subject to decades of environmental awareness -- it has also been suspected of increasing the risk of cancer. The largest epidemiological study ever carried out in this area now shows that there is a correlation -- also when the amount of nitrate in the drinking water is far below the current drinking water standard.

Original Article: Nitrate in drinking water increases the risk of colorectal cancer, study finds

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