Journal article

Steroid oestrogens in the environment: an Australian perspective

Sarah Sutcliffe, Bradley O Clarke, Oliver AH Jones

WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY | IWA PUBLISHING | Published : 2013

Abstract

Endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) have been in the scientific spotlight since the 1980s. However, there has been much less research reported in Australia than in other developed countries and little information is known about how these compounds interact with native Australian species compared to European and North American fauna. This is of concern because Australia has distinct wildlife and environments that face increasing intensity and frequency of extreme, climatic events compared to northern hemisphere countries. Since oestrogenic compounds cannot be prevented from entering wastewater their management and removal must occur at wastewater treatment plants. Biological treatment is th..

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