Fluoroquinolones in soil–risks and challenges

Picó, Yolanda; Andreu, Vicente
February 2007
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Feb2007, Vol. 387 Issue 4, p1287
Academic Journal
Fluoroquinolones (FQs) are among the most important antibacterial agents used in human and veterinary medicine. Because of the growing practice of adding manure and sewage sludge to agricultural fields these drugs end up in soils, where they can accumulate and have adverse effects on organisms. This paper presents an overview of recent developments in the determination of FQs in solid environmental matrices and describes the risks and challenges (persistence, fate, effects, and remediation) which result from their presence in soil. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]


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