Title: An approach for mapping the vulnerability of European Union Soils to Antibiotic Contamination 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> journal article 
Country: Spain 
Year: 2012 
Availability: Science of the Total Environment. 414 672-679. 
Author 1/Producer: De La Torre, A. 
Other Authors/Producers: Iglesias, I., Carballo, M., Ramírez, P., Muñoz, M.J. 
Author / Producer Type: University research group / research institute 
Article Weblink (=direct link): http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969711 ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Others
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Pesticides
Soil-->Soil quality
Water resources and their management -->Stresses, quality and ecological status
Short description: This study estimated the effects of different soil types and farming practices on soil contamination by antibiotics. The results were mapped to reveal how the risk of contamination varies across Europe. Contamination risk was estimated using a measure the researchers called ‘soil vulnerability’, focusing on 12 common antibiotics used in pig and cattle feed. They calculated soil vulnerability based on livestock densities (determining the amount of antibiotic released), soil and antibiotic type, and land use 
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