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Reclaimed water for irrigation of vegetables eaten raw


Richard G. Burau
Bahman Sheikh
Robin P. Cort
Robert C. Cooper
David Ririe

Authors Affiliations

Richard G. Burau is Professor of Soil Science, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California, Davis, and an active member of the MWRSA Task Force since 1975; Bahman Sheikh is Senior Associate at Engineering-Science, Inc., Berkeley, and has managed MWRSA; Robin Cort is an Associate at Engineering-Science, and senior scientist for the project; Robert C. Cooper is Professor, Department of Public Health, UC Berkeley, and is responsible for all virology work on MWRSA; David Ririe is Farm Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension, Monterey County, and a member of the Task Force for MWRSA.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 41(7):4-7. DOI:10.3733/ca.v041n07p4. July 1987.

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A five-year study revealed no public health risk associated with irrigation of raw-eaten vegetable crops with reclaimed domestic wastewater.

Burau R, Sheikh B, Cort R, Cooper R, Ririe D. 1987. Reclaimed water for irrigation of vegetables eaten raw. Hilgardia 41(7):4-7. DOI:10.3733/ca.v041n07p4
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