Nitrates are heavy oxidants.

They are undesirable substances, harmful for human health. The ingestion of a large quantity can cause gastric problems, hives and rashes and other reactions or illnesses.

Chemical fertilizers

They are used as chemical fertilizers in intensive agriculture. Other sources of nitrates include septic tank leakage, livestock manure, and erosion of natural deposits.

Tasteless, colorless and odorless

These tasteless, colorless and odorless nitrates get absorbed by plant roots, but their excessive use pollutes water tables and aquifers and eventually contaminates our bottled water. Nitrates are heavy oxidants that are harmful to humans and have been found to have short-term and long-term health effects. Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) = 10 mg/L (according to EPA and FDA.)

In many European countries,
legislation requires bottled water brands
to clearly label their nitrate levels.

2.27 mg/L

Is the maximum level recommended for babies and expecting mothers.

which is


of the maximum contaminant level (MCL)

recommended for adults.

Why should Mothers
and Pregnant Women
be Concerned?

Clinical studies have shown a


between high nitrate levels
in pregnant women and various birth defects in newborns.

These include blue baby syndrome, oral cleft defects and limb deficiencies, and neural tube defects.

Women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant
should avoid drinking nitrate-contaminated water.

Babies, especially under 6 months, can become seriously ill if exposed
to nitrate levels above 2.27 mg/L.

Blue baby syndrome is a condition where the infant has decreased oxygen and blood circulation.
Among the reported cases in US infants, most have been attributed to nitrate contaminated water used to prepare infant formula.

AQUA Carpatica

is naturally free of nitrates,
safe for babies, safe for mothers,
and great for everyone else too.

It’s nature’s most perfect water

for happy, healthy families.

Nitrate Comparison

*Non Detectable at Spring. Data from NSF International Lab Test Report 2015 and brand websites.

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