Correlation between nitrites in drinking water & Blue B

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Antonio . P. osey. Computer Skills for Information Age. July 17, 2014. Discovering Blue Baby Syndrome in Gopher Hollow. CDC reported cases of 4 different families with infants identified with the illness Blue Baby Syndrome (BBS). ID: 253617 Download Presentation

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Correlation between nitrites in drinking water & Blue Baby Syndrome

Antonio

P

osey

Computer Skills for Information Age

July 17, 2014

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Discovering Blue Baby Syndrome in Gopher Hollow

CDC reported cases of 4 different families with infants identified with the illness Blue Baby Syndrome (BBS)

Characteristics of BBS are a blue-like color of the skin typically around the nose, mouth, feet and hands

Found to be a result of the blood disease Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia found to have derived from nitrites consumed from drinking water

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Nitrites in Community Water Well

Residents get drinking water from community well

CDC tested and found harmful levels of nitrites in well water

Nitrites consumed by infants is harmful and deregulates oxygen flow through the blood stream

4 locations found to be possible culprits of spreading nitrites through the rivers & streams that lead to the well

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Nitrogen Life Cycle

Nitrites are the results of a natural process called the nitrogen life cycle

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Results of Nitrite in Drinking Water

Form methemoglobin in human system

Adults can convert methemoglobin back into hemoglobin

Infants (up to 6 mos.) have not formed the enzyme for conversion

Affected infants’ blood loses ability to transport oxygen to cells and tissues

Blue-like color of skin forms

Other symptoms: lethargy, breathing complications, vomiting, death.

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Results of Nitrite in Drinking Water cont’d.

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CDC Investigatory Results

4 possible culprits of infection

newly developed swim/golf/tennis subdivision

t-shirt producing textile plant

organic farms with cows and acres of zucchini

mountain lake overgrown with algae

Sophisticated testing of the waters surrounding each site location resulted in the textile plant as the culprit of excessive nitrite concentration

Environmental regulations and treatment to the facility were conducted

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Concluding the CDC Findings

Well water no longer contains high concentrations of harmful

nitrites

The babies of the 4 cases were treated and brought back to great

health

The 4 culprits and other locations

systematically undergo

treatment for the spread of chemicals leading to excess development of nitrites and its spread to surrounding waters

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