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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Health risk from springs' pollution not fully known

Published May 13, 2007
Pollution in springs could cause reproductive changes in aquatic species and have implications for human health, according to emerging science on the issue.

Rising nitrate levels in the springs of the Suwannee River basin have long been linked to algae growth that disrupts aquatic ecosystems. But new research suggests nitrates could also affect reproduction and lead to allergic reactions.
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