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dc.contributor.authorUdeigwe, Theophilus K.
dc.contributor.authorTeboh, Jasper M.
dc.contributor.authorEze, Peter N.
dc.contributor.authorStietya, M. Hashem
dc.contributor.authorKumar, Vipan
dc.contributor.authorHendrix, James
dc.contributor.authorMascagni, Henry J.
dc.contributor.authorYing, Tang
dc.contributor.authorKandakji, Tarek
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-09T15:05:06Z
dc.date.available2015-09-09T15:05:06Z
dc.date.issued2015-03
dc.identifier.citationUdeigwe, Theophilus K., Jasper M. Teboh, Peter N. Eze, M. Hashem Stietiya, Vipan Kumar, James Hendrix, Henry J. Mascagni, Teng Ying, and Tarek Kandakji. “Implications of Leading Crop Production Practices on Environmental Quality and Human Health.” Journal of Environmental Management 151 (March 2015): 267–279. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2014.11.024.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0301-4797
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/9265
dc.description.abstractGlobally, much weight is currently being placed on agriculture to provide food for the growing population as well as feedstock for the bioenergy industry. Unfortunately, the intensification of agricultural operations to satisfy these growing needs has been associated with a number of environmental and human health risks. A review of publications on the subject was conducted and emphasis was placed on articles focusing on agriculture, environment, and public health as well as their interactions. Supporting information was also gathered from publications of various agricultural and environmental agencies. Agricultural practices with potential negative implications on the environment and human health were identified broadly as: (a) utilization of biosolids and animal manures, (b) use of agricultural chemicals, (c) management of post-harvest residue, (d) irrigation, and (e) tillage operations. Soil, water, and air contamination by nutrients, heavy metals, pathogens, and pesticides, as well as air contamination by particulate matters, noxious gases, and pathogens were among the leading environmental impacts. Some of the human-health impacts identified included neurological and reproductive defects, cardiovascular risks, cancers and other diseases (of kidney, liver, lung, and skin), skin allergies, gastroenteritis, and methemoglobinemia. Continual awareness on the impacts of the reviewed agricultural practices on environmental quality and human health and the implementation of experimentally-backed best management practices in agricultural systems remain indispensable. Keywords Bioenergy; Biosolids; Agricultural chemicals; Biomass burning; Pathogens; Nutrients; Metals; Noxious gases; Public healthen_US
dc.titleImplications of leading crop production practices on environmental quality and human healthen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
mus.citation.extentfirstpage267en_US
mus.citation.extentlastpage279en_US
mus.citation.journaltitleJournal of Environmental Managementen_US
mus.citation.volume151en_US
mus.identifier.categoryHealth & Medical Sciencesen_US
mus.identifier.categoryLife Sciences & Earth Sciencesen_US
mus.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jenvman.2014.11.024en_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Agricultureen_US
mus.relation.departmentResearch Centers.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.data.thumbpage4en_US
mus.contributor.orcidKumar, Vipan|0000-0002-8301-5878en_US


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