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Nitrates and Nitrites in Food and Water

Nitrate and nitrite are potentially dangerous substances which can have a detrimental effect on the ecological balance of rivers and lakes, and can cause harm to human health. This book puts into context the magnitude and complexity of the problems caused by nitrate and nitrite, and provides advice and information on ways to combat it.

Professionals and academics

Hardbound, 208 Pages

Published: January 1991

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-85573-282-7


  • A well-produced and detailed survey, particularly in the chapters on food and health., Hydrobiologica


  • Methods for the analysis of nitrate and nitrite in food and water; Nitrate in water; Origins of nitrate in water; Origin and significance of nitrite in water; Nitrates and nitrites in foods; Nitrates and nitrites as food additives: rationale and mode of action; Human exposure, pharmacology and metabolism of nitrate and nitrite; Nitrates, nitrites from food and water in relation to human disease.


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