[vc_section][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_gallery interval=”3″ images=”4995″ img_size=”full”][vc_custom_heading text=”What is Nitrate?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]Nitrate is an organic compound with the chemical formula NO3 naturally formed through the combination of nitrogen and oxygen, or ozone. It is a polyatomic ion commonly used in fertilizers, explosives, and various industries. Although nitrates are noncombustible liquids, they can help speed up the burning process of combustible materials. Most of these organic compounds are soluble in water.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”How Much Nitrate Is Safe in Drinking Water?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]According to the Environmental Protection Agency or EPA, the regulated standard for nitrate in drinking water is 10 milligrams per liter. Therefore, it is safe to consume drinking water with levels of nitrate at or below the EPA’s standard of 10 mg/L.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”What is Nitrate in Water?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]Nitrate in your drinking water caused by runoffs from agricultural and industrial sites come from fertilizers, manure, and liquid waste discharged from septic tanks. Although they are safe at low levels, it’s essential to keep an eye on your water and find out the cause of the presence of nitrate.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Is Nitrate in Water Good for You?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]While it is essential for living things, high levels of nitrate can cause various health issues to humans, especially to pregnant women and infants. Prolonged exposure to nitrate in drinking water may lead to health problems, including blood poisoning, high blood pressure, thyroid disorders, and even increase the risk of getting cancer.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”How to Get Rid of Nitrate in Drinking Water?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]Distillation, Reverse Osmosis, or ion exchange are effective water purification techniques used to remove nitrate in drinking water. You can’t remove nitrate by boiling the contaminated water. Carbon absorption filters and water softeners aren’t effective in removing the contaminant. If you want to protect your loved ones from nitrate, water filtration systems with distillation, ion exchange, and RO system are the best options for you.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_widget_sidebar title=”List of Contaminants” sidebar_id=”cs-1″][/vc_column][/vc_row][/vc_section]