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Titel artikel Wastewater-based epidemiology to assess pan-European pesticide exposure
Auteur(s) Rousis, N.I. ; Gracia-Lor, E. ; Zuccato, E. ; Bade, R. ; Baz-Lomba, J.A. ; Castrignano, E. ; Causanilles, A. ; Covaci, A. ; Voogt, P. de ; Hernandez, F. ; Kasprzyk-Hordern, B. ; Kinyua, J. ; McCall, A.-K. ; Plósz, B.G. ; Ramin, P. ; Ryu, Y. ; Thomas, K.V. ; Nuijs, A. van ; Yang, Z. ; Castiglioni, S.
Tijdschrifttitel Water research : the journal of the International Association on Water Quality
Deel(Jaar)Nummer (2017)121
Paginering 270 - 279
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Publicatie type Artikel
Taal Engels
Toelichting (Engels) Human biomonitoring, i.e. the determination of chemicals and/or their metabolites in human specimens, is the most common and potent tool for assessing human exposure to pesticides, but it suffers from limitations such as high costs and biases in sampling. Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) is an innovative approach based on the chemical analysis of specific human metabolic excretion products (biomarkers) in wastewater, and provides objective and real-time information on xenobiotics directly or indirectly ingested by a population. This study applied the WBE approach for the first time to evaluate human exposure to pesticides in eight cities across Europe. 24 h-composite wastewater samples were collected from the main wastewater treatment plants and analyzed for urinary metabolites of three classes of pesticides, namely triazines, organophosphates and pyrethroids, by liquid chromatographytandem mass spectrometry. The mass loads (mg/day/1000 inhabitants) were highest for organophosphates and lowest for triazines. Different patterns were observed among the cities and for the various classes of pesticides.
Betrokken instanties KWR, Watercycle Research Institute
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