TITLE

Occurrence of endocrine-disrupting compounds in reclaimed water from Tianjin, China

AUTHOR(S)
Yuqiu Wang; Wei Hu; Zhonghong Cao; Xueqi Fu; Tan Zhu
PUB. DATE
November 2005
SOURCE
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Nov2005, Vol. 383 Issue 5, p857
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Continuous disposal of endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDCs) into the environment can lead to serious human health problems and can affect plants and aquatic organisms. The determination of EDCs in water has become an increasingly important activity due to our increased knowledge about their toxicities, even at low concentration. The EDCs in water samples from the reclaimed water plant of Tianjin, northern China, were identified by gas chromatography (GC)–mass spectrometry (MS). Important and contrasting EDCs including estrone (E1), 17β-estradiol (E2), 17α-ethynylestradiol (EE2), 4-tert-octylphenol (OP), 4-nonylphenol (NP), bisphenol A (BPA), di- n-butyl phthalate (DnBP), diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP), and di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) were selected as the target compounds. Concentrations of steroid hormones, alkylphenolic compounds and phthalates ranged from below the limit of detection (LOD) to 8.1 ng L−1, from
ACCESSION #
18755152

 

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