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Main Title Survey of Literature Relating to Infant Methemoglobinemia Due to Nitrate Contaminated Water.
Author Walto, Graham, ;
CORP Author Environmental Health Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Year Published 1951
Stock Number PB-217 044
Additional Subjects ( Reviews ; Methemoglobinemia) ; ( Public health ; Water pollution) ; ( Methemoglobinemia ; Water pollution) ; ( Water pollution ; Inorganic nitrites) ; Blood diseases ; Toxic diseases ; Potable water ; Water supply ; Infants ; Inorganic nitrates ; Water pollution effects(Humans)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-217 044 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 21p
Methemoglobinemia is due to the presence of methemoglobin in the blood. It may result from the reaction of any one of several oxidizing agents with the hemoglobin normally present in the blood. Unlike the oxygen in hemoglobin, that in methemoglobin is so firmly bound that the methemoglobin cannot function as an oxygen carrier by alternate oxygenation and deoxygenation. Thus, the result may be anoxemia with serious consequence or even death. Although methemoglobinemia may result from congenital heart diseases, or from the ingestion, inhalation, or absorption, also from the medicinal administration, of any one of several drugs or chemicals, an important cause of cases in infants is the ingestion of water high in nitrate. This review of the literature is concerned with the latter cause.