Sedimentary record of antibiotic accumulation in Minnesota Lakes.

  title={Sedimentary record of antibiotic accumulation in Minnesota Lakes.},
  author={Jill F. Kerrigan and Kyle D Sandberg and Daniel R Engstrom and Timothy M LaPara and William A. Arnold},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
The widespread detection of antibiotics in the environment is concerning because antibiotics are designed to be effective at small doses. The objective of this work was to quantify the accumulation rates of antibiotics used by humans and animals, spanning several major antibiotic classes (sulfonamides, tetracyclines, fluoroquinolones, and macrolides), in Minnesota lake-sediment cores. Our goal was to determine temporal trends, the major anthropogenic source to these lacustrine systems, and the… CONTINUE READING
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