Science Inventory

Temporal Variation in the Estrogenicity of a Sewage Treatment Plant Effluent and its Biological Significance

Citation:

MARTINOVIC, D., J. S. DENNY, P. K. SCHMIEDER, G. T. ANKLEY, AND P. W. SORENSEN. Temporal Variation in the Estrogenicity of a Sewage Treatment Plant Effluent and its Biological Significance. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY. American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, 42:3421-3427, (2008).

Impact/Purpose:

The overarching objective of the present study was to determine whether fluctuating exposure regimens (similar to those encountered in the wild) exert effects on fish behavior and reproduction comparable to constant regimens commonly used for laboratory assessment of EE effects.

Description:

This paper describes variations in the estrogenic potency of effluent from a "model" wastewater treatment plant in Duluth, MN, and explores the significance of these variations relative to sampling approaches for monitoring effluents and their toxicity to fish.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Product Published Date: 06/01/2008
Record Last Revised: 11/19/2008
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 173352

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LABORATORY

MID-CONTINENT ECOLOGY DIVISION

TOXIC EFFECTS CHARACTERIZATION RESEARCH