Scientists have identified a link between waterborne nitrate and the risk of developing prostate cancer, according to research published in recent days.
The findings, led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), indicate that nitrate consumed in tap water over an average adult life can be linked to patients developing prostate cancer, and should be considered a risk factor. The research goes further, suggesting that the results are even more marked in cases of ‘aggressive tumors,’ and prostate cancer in younger men.
Nitrate in water is already linked to colon cancer, and these medical findings underline the scary nature of waterborne contamination. But what exactly is nitrate and how does it get into tap water in the first place?
How Nitrates End Up in Your Tap Water
Nitrates are naturally occurring chemical compounds. They are made up of nitrogen and oxygen atoms. Nitrate is found in high concentrations in land that has been treated with – or used for – fertilizers, landfill and agricultural runoff. The nitrates end up in water destined for drinking by percolating through the ground into rivers and other bodies of water.
Water treatment plants are supposed to filter out hundreds of contaminants – nitrate among them – so that clean, safe water comes out of your taps. Experience tells us that despite this, millions of people have tainted and unsafe tap water.
How to Drink Safe, Clean Water at Home
The link between waterborne nitrate and prostate cancer will worry millions of people, but you can take steps to ensure that you and your family drink clean, safe water.
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Eating Fresh for Health
There is a glimmer of positivity contained within that scientific report on nitrates and prostate cancer. The research found that eating fiber-rich fresh fruit and vegetables – especially those containing an abundance of vitamin C – has been found to counter some of the harmful effects of waterborne nitrates.
Eating fruit and vegetables isn’t exactly new news. However, when research like this reports an identifiable, tangible link between healthy eating and improving health outcomes, it can definitely help to spur you on when it comes to clean eating.
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