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Main Title The stability and mobility of mutagenic activity from wastewater and sludge in agricultural soils /
Author Brown, Kenneth Warren, ; Donnelly, K. C.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Donnelly, K. C.
CORP Author Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, College Station.;Health Effects Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH. Toxicology and Microbiology Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Health Effects Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/1-88/002; EPA-R-812037
Stock Number PB88-237243
Subjects Sewage sludge--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Mutagenesis. ; Soils--Agricultural chemical content--United States. ; Soils--United States--Agricultural chemical content
Additional Subjects Mutagens ; Sewage sludge ; Soils ; Sludge disposal ; Leaching ; Plant growth ; Waste water ; Agriculture ; Land disposal ; Path of pollutants ; Environmental fate
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-237243 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 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.