Fecal contamination of agricultural soils before and after hurricane-associated flooding in North Carolina.

@article{Casteel2006FecalCO,
  title={Fecal contamination of agricultural soils before and after hurricane-associated flooding in North Carolina.},
  author={Michael J. Casteel and Mark D. Sobsey and Johann P M{\"u}ller},
  journal={Journal of environmental science and health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous substances & environmental engineering},
  year={2006},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={173-84}
}
Hurricane Floyd and other storms in 1999 caused widespread and extensive flooding of eastern North Carolina and environmental contamination with fecal wastes from municipal wastewater and livestock operations. Because wastewater contains high levels of pathogenic micro-organisms, principal health risks to humans from flooding are consumption of crops grown in fecally contaminated soil and ingestion of contaminated water. Flood waters polluted with microbial and other contaminants also may be… CONTINUE READING
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