Estrogens and xenoestrogens in the aquatic environment
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Estrogens and xenoestrogens in the aquatic environment an integrated approach for field monitoring and effect assessment

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Published by Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry in Pensacola, Fla .
Written in English


  • Estrogen -- Environmental aspects,
  • Environmental toxicology,
  • Aquatic organisms -- Effect of water pollution on,
  • Endocrine toxicology,
  • Environmental monitoring

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Dick Vethaak, Marca Schrap, Pim de Voogt.
ContributionsVethaak, André Dirk, 1954-, Schrap, Saskia Marca, 1960-, Voogt, Pim de.
LC ClassificationsTD427.E82 E82 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationxxix, 481 p. :
Number of Pages481
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14558957M
ISBN 101880611856
ISBN 109781880611852
LC Control Number2006052715

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swered questions relating to the issue of estrogens in the environment. For example, very little is known about the importance of degradation (by whatever means) in controlling the concentrations of estrogenic chemicals in the aquatic envi-ronment [19]; hence, predicting environmental concentrations of the chemicals of concern is still difficult. 4. Johnson ML, Salveson A, Holmes L, Denison MS, Fry DM. Environmental Estrogens in agricultural drain water from the Central Valley of California. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. ; 5. Olea N, Olea-Serrano F, Lardelli-Claret P, Rivas A, Barba-Navarro A. Inadvertent exposure to xenoestrogens . The problem lies in the xenoestrogens that come into the water from outside environmental sources and human/animal waste. The best solution is a water filtration system, not bottled water – they can be worse because of the plastic. One study tested water bottles for estrogen and over 60% were positive for estrogenic response. Xenoestrogens are environmental hormone disruptors creating an imbalance with the body's hormones. Awareness of xenoestrogens and avoidance are key to sustaining health. Xenoestrogens and Your Health Xenoestrogens are foreign estrogens.

  The long-term effect hasn’t been studied enough to determine exactly how this could lead to estrogen dominance. 2. Water. Unfortunately, our water has become heavily polluted with hormone-disrupting compounds including pesticides and fertilizers. Synthetic and natural estrogens from livestock and prescription medications are also found in our.   EFFECTS OF XENOESTROGENS ON FISH One of the most obvious and striking effects of xenoestrogens can be observed in fish. Fish are especially susceptible to the effects of xenoestrogens because XEs can become much more concentrated in streams downriver from human waste-water plants, and in general runoff from human settlements. Environmental estrogen is naturally occurring estrogens found in the environment when ingested by humans imitate functions in the body similar to estrogen. They are also called xenoestrogens and can be synthetically created or naturally produced in plants or animals.   First, they can help the body get rid of excess estrogens and xenoestrogens, like by aiding estrogen metabolism. Second, they can help with the effects of excess estrogens, treating various symptoms of estrogen dominance. And third, they can help block xenoestrogens at the source by binding to estrogen receptors in the body.