13. Municipal Wastewater as a Reservoir of Antibiotic Resistance

  1. Patricia L. Keen2 and
  2. Mark H. M. M. Montforts3
  1. Timothy LaPara and
  2. Tucker Burch

Published Online: 7 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118156247.ch13

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment

How to Cite

LaPara, T. and Burch, T. (2011) Municipal Wastewater as a Reservoir of Antibiotic Resistance, in Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment (eds P. L. Keen and M. H. M. M. Montforts), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118156247.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Faculty of Applied Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  2. 3

    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 DEC 2011
  2. Published Print: 30 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470905425

Online ISBN: 9781118156247

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Keywords:

  • municipal wastewater, reservoir of antibiotic resistance;
  • municipal wastewater treatment;
  • wastewater treatment, and substantial policy shifts

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Municipal Wastewater and Municipal Wastewater Treatment

  • Antimicrobial-Resistant Bacteria and Antimicrobial Resistance Genes in Municipal Wastewater

  • Municipal Wastewater Treatment: Slowing the Proliferation of Resistance?

  • Summary and Future Research Needs

  • References