Monitoring and regulating irrigation water quality as well as developing affordable sanitation technologies is crucial, especially as the use of surface water and reclaimed wastewaters tends to become more and more common agricultural practice.
There is growing concern over the level of antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals in the environment. Sheshtyn Paola investigates how this can lead to the spread of antimicrobial resistance
Agriculture has almost 300 compounds they can use on fungi. In medicine, there are four. And Agriculture uses the four that docters also use, because they work so well.
No antimicrobial agent will be efficacious forever; however, by establishing a better understanding of the environmental impact and its role in AMR’s prevalence may aid in its control. This is critical to combat AMR growth and prevalence across the world, with a target on the prospects for prevention, treatment or remediation.
This study represents the first systematic attempt to evaluate antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) occurrence in treated greywater and the potential spread of these bacteria from the greywater to greywater-irrigated soil.