||The stability and mobility of mutagenic activity from wastewater and sludge in agricultural soils /
Brown, Kenneth Warren, ;
Donnelly, K. C.
||Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, College Station.;Health Effects Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH. Toxicology and Microbiology Div.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Health Effects Research Laboratory,
Sewage sludge--Environmental aspects--United States. ;
Soils--Agricultural chemical content--United States. ;
Soils--United States--Agricultural chemical content
Sewage sludge ;
Sludge disposal ;
Plant growth ;
Waste water ;
Land disposal ;
Path of pollutants ;
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||231 pages ; 28 cm
The objective of the research was to measure the fate and mobility of organic mutagens in municipal sludge amended soil. The results indicate that municipal sludges may contain a persistent mutagenic residue. In addition, leaching of mutagens may be a serious problem in coarse textured soils, or in areas which receive high amounts of rainfall. Uptake of mutagens into plants does not appear to be a significant problem for the sludges, soils, plants, and application rates employed, as none of the extracts of plants grown on sludge amended soil induced a positive response.
Caption title. "July. 1988." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA/600/1-88/002." Microfiche.