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What should I do to reduce the level of contaminants?

We suggest several measures to decrease the concentration of additives: try to eat more seasonal cultures; wash greens, fruits and vegetables thoroughly in running water; cut off all the spoiled parts; cut the peeled fruits in half and soak in cold, slightly salted...

Signs of acute nitrate poisoning

Severe cyanosis of the skin and mucous membranes (can be pallor); Sudden weakness, drowsiness, agitation. Dizziness, severe headaches, blackouts. Shortness of breath. Incoordination. Lower blood pressure, increased heart rate. In severe cases, convulsions, loss of...

Is there a health risk through nitrate and nitrite in foods?

Blue baby syndrome Humans are subject to nitrate toxicity, with infants being especially vulnerable to methemoglobinemia due to nitrate metabolizing triglycerides present at higher concentrations than at other stages of development. Methemoglobinemia in infants is...

Do organic grown vegetables have less nitrates than conventional?

No. Though, on average organic vegetables have less nitrates than conventional, some of organically grown products can also have very high amount of nitrate ions. Organic products may be cultivated with a usage of organic fertilizers, which farmers also can use in a...