Exposure to pharmaceutical contaminants via vegetables

09416-notw7-fruitnvegcxdWith freshwater resources dwindling worldwide, the practice of using treated wastewater to irrigate crops is growing. But that practice might have a downside: In a new study, people who ate vegetables grown using such reclaimed water had increased urine levels of carbamazepine, an antiepileptic drug commonly detected in wastewater.

[Read the story at Chemical & Engineering News // April 18, 2016]