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A characterization of selected endocrine disruptor compounds in a Portuguese wastewater treatment plant

AutorMaurício, R.; Diniz, Mario S.; Petrovic, Mira; Almaral, L.; Peres, I.; Barceló, Damià; Santana, F.
Palabras claveELISA
Endocrine disruptor compounds
Environmental
LC-MS-MS
Wastewater
Fecha de publicación30-jul-2006
EditorSpringer
CitaciónEnvironmental Monitoring and Assessment 118(1-3): 75-87 (2006)
ResumenAnthropogenic compounds that are able to disrupt the endocrine system of wildlife species are a major cause for concern and have led to a demand for new screening methods. The identification and quantification of endocrine disruptor compounds at wastewater treatment plant is of major interest to assess the endocrine activity of wastewater treatment plant discharges into the environment. This study consists of a preliminary survey of concentrations of previously selected endocrine disruptor compounds, undertaken to establish environmental concentrations and to support a biological program assay exposing freshwater fish to them. Selected endocrine disrupting chemicals (APEs, bisphenol A and 17 β-estradiol) were measured in samples from a wastewater treatment plant located in Lisbon (Portugal), using recent commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kits and also LC-MS/MS. The results show that the wastewater treatment plant treatment process is efficient on the removal of target endocrine disruptor compounds. However, environmentally significant concentrations are still present in the treated effluent. The results also show that enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kit is suitable for routine analysis of the selected compounds. The results are also useful since the wastewater treatment plant is located in a Mediterranean region, which results in an effluent with its own characteristics.
Descripción13 pages, 6 tables, 2 figures.-- PMID: 16897535 [PubMed].
Versión del editorhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-006-0986-8
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/12095
DOI10.1007/s10661-006-0986-8
ISSN0167-6369 (Print)
1573-2959 (Online)
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