Research

Carbamazepine levels among healthy Israeli population

PIs, Ora Paltiel and Yehoshua Maor

The main goal of this project is to evaluate people’s exposure to carbamazepine via the consumption of vegetables irrigated with reclaimed wastewater. To accomplish this goal we will recruit volunteers who will, over a 10 day period, consumed standardized daily portions of vegetables provided by farmers who grow crops irrigated with reclaimed wastewater. We are currently conducting experiments with dairy cows from project #2. This will enable us to determine the limits of detection and quantitation of carbamazepine in different biological matrices (e.g., plasma and urine). The results will inform the measurement among human volunteers. Yehoshua Maor is a postdoctoral fellow coordinating CEAEH and also a co-PI in this project.

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