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Egg Wash Wastewater: Estrogenic Risk or Environmental Asset?

Egg Wash Wastewater Estrogenic Risk or Environmental Asset.JPG
Commercial production of eggs and egg products requires the washing of eggs to remove urinary / fecal material and broken egg residue. In the case of one Ohio farming facility, 1.6 million birds produce 1.4 million eggs per day, using ~50mL of wash water / egg or ~ 70,000 liters per day. The aqueous waste stream was evaluated for estrogenicity, to…