woensdag 7 oktober 2009

Hormonal activities in the Rhine basin

Presently, most research in the field of endocrine disruption has focused on the estrogenic compounds. However, increasing emission of unknown compounds into the environment, may also affect other important hormone dependent processes. Recently, a suite of novel sensitive bioassay techniques has become available to look further than estrogenic effects only. RIWA-Rhine commissioned a study to utilize these new bioassays in a novel monitoring study carried out at two important locations of the Dutch part of the Rhine basin (Lobith and Nieuwegein). The results clearly show the presence of multiple types of hormonal activity at both sample locations over the one-year sampling campaign. Meer lezen? Klik op | details | volledige tekst.

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