nitrates

Media articles and news

May 27, 2021

Calls for ‘precautionary approach’ after study links nitrate levels to pre-term births

Stuff article  New research shows a strong link between nitrate in drinking water and babies being born underweight or prematurely. In analysis released exclusively to RNZ […]
March 12, 2021

MHV Water to do drinking water nitrate tests for public at show

MHV Water will be doing nitrate tests of drinking water for the general public at the Mayfield A&P Show. MHV Water is a co-operative with 206 […]
February 24, 2021

Nitrates in our water – the doubts remain alarming

EDITORIAL: We cannot yet stand convinced that nitrates in our water have a connection to New Zealand’s high bowel cancer rate. But we should be unnerved by […]
June 24, 2019

Stuff article: Canterbury water could be ‘undrinkable’ in 100 years because of nitrates

Users of Canterbury’s world-renowned drinking water have been issued a dire warning: “Pollution could render it undrinkable in 100 years.” The warning comes from the Canterbury Medical […]
January 25, 2019

Drinking water study raises health concerns for New Zealanders

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 […]
  • H & E, ASHBURTON
    ‘I had the water tested for bacteria and it came back clear but our symptoms were persisting. After almost two months at the address and no answers I decided to pay the money and have further tests done on the water. Our test came back showing that our water was very high in Nitrates – the level was 16. It also showed our water was very hard. We installed a Reverse Osmosis system for our drinking water and the transformation in our daughter has been remarkable. We watched her eczema literally disappear from her body. My symptoms of nausea and lack of appetite have also disappeared. This is just our experience. For us changing our water has brought about a dramatic improvement in our health issues. Nitrates were an issue that I was completely unaware of. We are now into our 3rd week of being healthy and happy’.
    H & E, ASHBURTON
May 27, 2021

Calls for ‘precautionary approach’ after study links nitrate levels to pre-term births

Stuff article  New research shows a strong link between nitrate in drinking water and babies being born underweight or prematurely. In analysis released exclusively to RNZ […]
March 12, 2021

MHV Water to do drinking water nitrate tests for public at show

MHV Water will be doing nitrate tests of drinking water for the general public at the Mayfield A&P Show. MHV Water is a co-operative with 206 […]
February 24, 2021

Nitrates in our water – the doubts remain alarming

EDITORIAL: We cannot yet stand convinced that nitrates in our water have a connection to New Zealand’s high bowel cancer rate. But we should be unnerved by […]
June 24, 2019

Stuff article: Canterbury water could be ‘undrinkable’ in 100 years because of nitrates

Users of Canterbury’s world-renowned drinking water have been issued a dire warning: “Pollution could render it undrinkable in 100 years.” The warning comes from the Canterbury Medical […]