Bioaccumulation of Carbamazepine in hornworms by herbivory of tomato plants grown in soil spiked with Carbamazepine
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There is an increasing trend in agriculture to use biosolids as a means of replenishing nutrients to crop fields. Biosolids are treated sewage sludge obtained from waste water treatment plants and have been reported to contain active pharmaceutical compounds that survive the wastewater treatment process. When the biosolids are used to amend fields, the active pharmaceuticals are also transferred to the agricultural fields where they may leach though the soil system into ground water, may accumulate in terrestrial organisms such as the crop plants growing in the amended fields or undergo biotic ...