How can nitrogen hurt our health?



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    Nitrogen is often used to increase crop growth, but has been found to have an adverse affect on health. It has been found that increased exposure to nitrogen can cause “respiratory ailments, heart disease and several cancers.” (see URL) In addition to affecting people’s health, it can also affect the environment in a negative way. 

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    Nitrates and nitrites pose many dangers to human health.  When nitrite reacts with the hemoglobin in our blood, it can decrease our blood’s oxygen carrying capacity.  Nitrate can also negatively affect the thyroid gland, and lead to a shortage of Vitamin A.  Nitro amines are known to be common causes of cancer.

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