Contaminants

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Nitrate

Introduced into water supplies via fertilizer runoff, leaking septic tanks, or erosion of natural deposits, nitrate is a very toxic chemical contaminant. The EPA has noted that infants younger than six months could become seriously ill or die when exposed to water with elevated nitrate concentration.