Study: Is water causing cancer?

Posted 28/01/2019

NZ Herald website

Last year, a Danish study reported a link between nitrate in drinking water and the risk of developing colorectal (bowel) cancer. This finding could have important implications for Kiwis.

New Zealand has one of the highest bowel cancer rates in the world. Recent data showed also that drinking water supplies in some parts of New Zealand had nitrate levels more than three times higher than the threshold level for colorectal cancer risk identified in the Danish study.

This study and other research raise a question about the contribution nitrate exposure through drinking water may be making to our high rates of bowel cancer.

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