STP1364

    Assays for Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals: Beyond Environmental Estrogens

    Published: Jan 1999


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    Abstract

    Recent popular and scientific articles have reported the presence of estrogenic and other hormone mimicking chemicals in the environment and their potential for causing reproductive dysfunction in humans and wildlife. The purpose of this session was to present the best available, if not standard, analytical methods to assay for the effects of xenobiotic chemicals on a broad range of endocrine-mediated events, including reproduction, growth, development and stress responses in aquatic vertebrate and invertebrate animals.

    Keywords:

    endocrine-disrupting chemicals, hormones, reproduction, growth, fish, invertebrates


    Author Information:

    Folmar, LC
    Research physiologist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Gulf Breeze, FL


    Paper ID: STP15798S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E47.04

    DOI: 10.1520/STP15798S


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