Assessment of soils contamination with veterinary antibiotic residues in Northern Poland using developed MAE-SPE-LC/MS/MS methods

Paulina Łukaszewicz , Jolanta Kumirska , Anna Białk-Bielińska , Joanna Dołżonek , Piotr Stepnowski


Among the wide range of compounds reaching the soil are the veterinary antimicrobials. Since no regulations regarding acceptable levels of drug concentrations in the environment exist, monitoring tests, particularly concerning soils, are carried out very rarely. This study presents a preliminary assessment of the contamination of agricultural soils in Northern Poland with seven antimicrobial veterinary medicines which has never been carried out before. Veterinary drugs were detected in 54% of the examined soil samples; the most commonly detected drugs were sulfonamides and trimethoprim. The highest indicated concentrations refer to enrofloxacin (57.0 μg kg−1) and trimethoprim (47.8 μg kg−1). The presence of these target drugs in the soil environment confirms the need for further monitoring studies. The analytical methods developed in this study are an excellent tool to achieve this goal and allow an estimation of the risk connected with the presence of veterinary antimicrobials in soils.
Author Paulina Łukaszewicz (FCh / DEA / LChER)
Paulina Łukaszewicz,,
- Laboratory of Chemical Environmental Risks
, Jolanta Kumirska (FCh / DEA / LChAD)
Jolanta Kumirska,,
- Laboratory of Chemical Analytics and Diagnostics
, Anna Białk-Bielińska (FCh / DEA / LChER)
Anna Białk-Bielińska,,
- Laboratory of Chemical Environmental Risks
, Joanna Dołżonek (FCh / DEA / LChER)
Joanna Dołżonek,,
- Laboratory of Chemical Environmental Risks
, Piotr Stepnowski (FCh / DEA / LChER)
Piotr Stepnowski,,
- Laboratory of Chemical Environmental Risks
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Journal seriesEnvironmental Science and Pollution Research, ISSN 0944-1344, (A 30 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets0.7
Keywords in Englishveterinary antibiotics, MAE-SPE-LC-MS/MS, agricultural soils in Poland
ASJC Classification2307 Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis; 2310 Pollution; 2304 Environmental Chemistry; 2700 General Medicine
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)30
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 30.0, 29-05-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 4; WoS Citations = 3; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 0.971; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 2.8 (2) - 2017=2.989 (5)
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