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Tracking Chemical Indicators of Public Health in the Urban Water Environment

Abstract This dissertation focuses on the application of urban metabolism metrology (UMM) to process streams of the natural and built water environment to gauge public health concerning exposure to carcinogenic N-nitrosamines and abuse of narcotics. A survey of sources of exposure to N-nitrosamines in the U.S. population identified contaminated food products (1,900 ± 380 ng/day) as important drivers of attributable cancer risk (Chapter 2). Freshwater sediments in the proximity of U.S. municipal wastewater treatment plants were shown for the first time to harbor carcinogenic N-nitrosamine congeners, including N-nitrosodibutylamine (0.2-3.3 ng/g dw), N-nitrosodiphenylamine (0.2-4.7 ng/g dw), and N-nitrosopyrrolidine (3.4-19.6 ng/g dw) were, with treat... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Gushgari, Adam Jon (Author) / Halden, Rolf U (Advisor) / Kavazanjian, Edward (Committee member) / Fraser, Matthew (Committee member) / Venkatesan, Arjun (Committee member) / Mascaro, Giuseppe (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental engineering / Environmental health / Public health
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 204 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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