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There is evidence that High Nitrate concentrations in infants can be deadly and may cause what's known as Blue Baby Syndrome.
During the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille, further 10 million euros was pledged by France ''The deteriorating situation of the aquifer - said UFM - has a clear health impact, noting especially Blue Baby Syndrome due to nitrate poisoning.
Two-year-old Karen, who had blue baby syndrome, had just survived major surgery to repair her heart.
Earlier, Palestinian baby Seraj Abujaraad, who suffered from blue baby syndrome, had also flown out to Turkey after a similar emergency medical evacuation with the co-operation of the Egyptian Government.
Baby Brendan was suffering from congenital heart defect called - Tetralogy of Fallot or complex blue baby syndrome.
In Palmdale, the issue is groundwater quality, in particular, stopping nitrates, a pollutant that can cause a condition known as blue baby syndrome among infants.
John Bowman -- the Winnipeg Rh Institute was formed in 1969 to manufacture and distribute WinRho, used to prevent hemolytic disease -- Blue Baby syndrome -- in newborns.
In babies, nitrate contamination can lead to methaemoglobinaemia, or blue baby syndrome, where normal Hb is oxidized to metHb, which is unable to transport oxygen to the tissues.