Exposure Via Reclaimed Wastewater

Produce grown in soil irrigated with reclaimed wastewater exposed consumers to drugs, a study in Israel showed, prompting concern over the increasing use of the practice in times of water scarcity.

In the first study of its kind, researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Hadassah Medical Center showed that consumers of the wastewater-irrigated produced excreted small quantities carbamazepine, an anti-epileptic drug. The study was published in Environmental Science & Technology.

Science Daily/Hebrew University of Jerusalem


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