Bioaccumulation of EDCs by dairy cows via consumption of crops irrigated with reclaimed wastewater

PI, Zvi Roth

Low-quality reclaimed wastewater is used in irrigating crops used for feeding dairy cattle. The possibility of EDC’s accumulating in tissues and products that are then consumed by humans, means that beef and dairy products may be a source of exposure to EDC’s in humans. In this project our objective is to identify relationships between crop contamination and contamination of dairy food products (meat and milk). We have started using in vitro and in vivo animal model in order clarify the risk associated with EDCs exposure on both livestock and humans. Dorit Kalo is the PhD student conducting the experiments.