Human health risks from wastewater-irrigated vegetable farming
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Drechsel, Pay; Keraita, B.; Seidu, R.; Abaidoo, R. C. 2014. Human health risks from wastewater-irrigated vegetable farming. In Drechsel, Pay; Keraita, B. (Eds.) Irrigated urban vegetable production in Ghana: characteristics, benefits and risk mitigation. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute (IWMI). pp.104-115.
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Contamination levels of water and crops which exceed common standards are only a first indication of human health risks. This chapter shows estimates of human health risks from consumption of wastewater-irrigated vegetables based for example on dose-response modeling. The chapter focuses on human health risks and risk perceptions of microbiological and chemical contaminants such as heavy metals and pesticides.