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The NC Agromedicine Institute is a University of North Carolina Institute.

Member Universities:
East Carolina University
North Carolina State University
NC Agricultural & Technical State University
 
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Assessing Exposure to Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Rural Agricultural Settings
Project Name: Assessing Exposure to Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Rural Agricultural Settings

Principal Investigator: W. Gregory Cope, PhD, NC State University

Project Type: Research (USDA)

Project Description:
Objectives

  • Measure concentrations of human and veterinary pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs), pesticides, and animal-based hormones in samples of groundwater taken from areas adjacent to intensive agricultural operations in eastern North Carolina
  • Measure concentrations of human and veterinary PPCPs, pesticides, and animal-based hormones in samples of surface water taken from areas adjacent to intensive agricultural operations in eastern North Carolina
  • Characterize potential adverse human health effects from exposure to human and veterinary PPCPs, pesticides, and animal-based hormones in ground and surface waters by analyses of chemical-specific biomarkers of exposure, effect, or susceptibility
  • Assess the relative environmental and human health risks of human and veterinary PPCPs, pesticides, and animal-based hormones in drinking water sources for rural and agricultural communities.

Project Accomplishments:

Progress Report 2006

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