Treated wastewater irrigation: uptake of pharmaceutical and personal care products by common vegetables under field conditions.

@article{Wu2014TreatedWI,
  title={Treated wastewater irrigation: uptake of pharmaceutical and personal care products by common vegetables under field conditions.},
  author={Xiaoqin Wu and Jeremy L Conkle and Frederick A Ernst and Jay Gan},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2014},
  volume={48 19},
  pages={11286-93}
}
Global water shortage is placing an unprecedented pressure on water supplies. Treated wastewater is a valuable water resource, but its reuse for agricultural irrigation faces a roadblock: the public concern over the potential accumulation of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) into human diet. In the present study, we measured the levels of 19 commonly occurring pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) in 8 vegetables irrigated with treated wastewater under field conditions… CONTINUE READING
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