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Title: Identification of oestrogenic substances in sewage treatment effluents (490/2/A) : R and D interim report
Author: J. Sumpter
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
This project is a collaboration between the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF), Directorate of Fisheries Research, and Brunel University. The project's overall objective is to identify and quantify the component(s) present in sewage effluents that are responsible for the vitellogenic response in fish. MAFF's specific objectives were to fractionate raw sewage into chemical fractions; to provide mixtures for hepatocyte testing; to undertake further identification of those mixtures found to be vitellogenic in fish; to apply those substances identified above to trout bioassay; to produce an R and D Note presenting the project findings and recommendations for NRA business development and future work. Brunel's specific objectives were to undertake screening, by laboratory bioassay, of crude and purified fractions of sewage provided by MAFF and to provide technical support for work undertaken by MAFF, including other physiological determinations in fish, and the production of reports. This report updates on progress from April to September and details further progress in assessment of estrogenic activity of crude fractions of sewage.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1994
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: OestrogensEffluentsSewageFishesSuspended solids
Extent: 12; + appendices
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:3957
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