Sunday, 10 April 2011

zero is equal to 20

I just received nitrate levels test result for bottled water i had bought in a Nairobi supermarket(and sent for analysis).20mg/l!! you wont believe that the label on the bottle shouts "NITRATES NIL" this makes me paranoid. should i only trust the rainwater i have seen drop from the sky into my glass?

Sunday, 3 April 2011

nitrares in water

The poet, W. H Auden, once said that 'many have lived without  love, but none without water' Water is essential for health, recreation and economic activities. It's quality should be adequately monitored to ensure that it's safe for use e.g drinking-water.Nitrates, normally present in groundwater, rivers and even tap water, should be monitored as they lead to methemoglobenemia(blue baby syndrome) in bottle-fed infants.