Even drinking tap water may cause cancer, according to a University of Iowa study. The study of 22-thousand women in 400 Iowa communities analyzed long-term exposure to nitrates in drinking water from municipal supplies and private wells. The study’s lead author, Dr. Pete Weyer, is associate director of the U-of-I’s Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination. Women who drank municipal water over at least ten years had a higher risk of bladder cancer. Dr. Weyer says he’s not trying to frighten anyone, but wants to make them better informed. Dr. Weyer says farmers and homeowners should consider ways to cut nitrate levels in the groundwater, like reducing the amount of fertilizers or nitrogen used on their crops or lawns.
FOLLOW US ON TWITTER
UNI receives grant to turn old photos into interactive exhibit
UNI receives grant to turn old photos into interactive exhibit - Radio Iowa
An archival photography project at the University of Northern Iowa has landed a federal grant to help its users ...
Home test - Radio Iowa
Unhealthy air detected in parts of the state from Canadian wildfire smoke
Unhealthy air detected in parts of the state from Canadian wildfire smoke - Radio Iowa
The wildfire smoke from Canada is back over Iowa once again. Brian Hutchins at the DNR Air Quality Bureau says ...
Banks in Sioux, Lyon County the target of check cashing fraud
Banks in Sioux, Lyon County the target of check cashing fraud - Radio Iowa
The Sioux and Lyon County Sheriff Departments are working with local police trying to identify individuals involved ...