Xenobiotics originating from reclaimed wastewater: Uptake by crops and exposure assessment.

PI, Benny Chefetz

In this project we aim to elucidate the mechanisms controlling the uptake and translocation of organic pollutants by crops and to evaluate the exposure of the Israeli population to these chemicals via food consumption. To accomplish these goals, we have started plant uptake experiments on different plants having edible roots, leaves or fruits using different soils and wastewater qualities. Experiments are being conducted in a controlled greenhouse and in a lysimeter station. Tomer Malchi, a M.Sc. student and Myah Goldstein, a PhD student have joined CEAEH and are working in this project as part of their theses.