Discussion Questions: Farm Nitrates in the Water Supply
- What is the physiological effect of drinking water with high nitrate content?
- Why do you think the syndrome is known as “blue baby syndrome”?
- How do you think nitrate ends up in drinking water?
- Why does Iowa have this problem but not New York? What other states besides Iowa might have similar nitrate problems?
- Do you think that other young animals in the wild and on farms may be affected by this problem, or is it unique to humans?