Detection, occurrence and fate of emerging contaminants in agricultural environments

Daniel D. Snow, David A. Cassada, Shannon L. Bartelt-Hunt, Xu Li, Matteo D'Alessio, Yun Zhang, Yuping Zhang, J. Brett Sallach

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A total of 59 papers published in 2015 were reviewed ranging from detailed descriptions of analytical methods, to fate and occurrence studies, to ecological effects and sampling techniques for a wide variety of emerging contaminants likely to occur in agricultural environments. New methods and studies on veterinary pharmaceuticals, steroids, antibiotic resistance genes in agricultural environments continue to expand our knowledge base on the occurrence and potential impacts of these compounds. This review is divided into the following sections: Introduction, Analytical Methods, Steroid Hormones, Pharmaceutical Contaminants, Transformation Products, and "Antibiotic Resistance, Drugs, Bugs and Genes".

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)913-929
Number of pages17
JournalWater Environment Research
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Agricultural environments
  • Analytical methods
  • Anthelmintics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Steroid hormones
  • Water and wastewater

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