Accumulation and Distribution of Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Edible Crops
Arid agricultural regions often turn to using treated wastewater (reclaimed water) for irrigation of food crops. Concerns arise when considering the potential for persistent contaminants of emerging CECs to accumulate into plants intended for human consumption. In this webinar, we will examine the accumulation of a suite of nine CECs into two representative food crops, lettuce and strawberry. CECs such as triclocarban, carbamazepine, and organophosphate flame retardants (OPFRs) will be included in the presented dataset, and discussion will focus on accumulation of CECs from reclaimed water, as well as how these various chemicals are translocated and distributed within the plant to different tissue compartments.
What you will learn
Can trace- level emerging contaminants accumulate into plants following irrigation with reclaimed water, and can we measure them in edible food crops?
Can we use chemical/structural descriptors for chemical contaminants to predict CEC accumulation and translocation?
Should we worry: what levels of CECs might a person be exposed to from consumption of contaminated produce?
Presenter: KC Hyland Application Scientist, SCIEX
Host: Brad Barrett Market Development Manager Food & Environment, SCIEX