Wastewater Irrigated Food Crops Yield Drug Traces In Vegetables

Vegetables Irrigated With Treated Wastewater Expose Consumers to Drugs

A new study by a multidisciplinary team of researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Hadassah Medical Center shows that eating vegetables and fruits grown in soils irrigated with reclaimed wastewater exposes consumers to minute quantities of carbamazepine, an anti-epileptic drug commonly detected in wastewater effluents.

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