Detection, occurrence and fate of pharmaceuticals and steroid hormones in agricultural environments

Daniel D. Snow, Shannon L. Bartelt-Hunt, Del Shawn L. Brown, Jodi Sangster, David A. Cassada

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Thirty-six papers were published in 2009 describing new methods for analysis of veterinary pharmaceuticals, natural and synthetic steroid hormones, and their occurrence in agricultural settings. New methods continue to be developed and applied toward understanding the sources and environmental significance of these chemicals. Advances in sample preparation methods and on instrumentation provide detection limits into parts per trillion ranges. Analysis of water samples indicates that many of these compounds do occur in the environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)869-882
Number of pages14
JournalWater Environment Research
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2010



  • Agricultural environments
  • Analytical methods
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Steroid hormones
  • Water and wastewater

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Ecological Modeling
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution

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