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Project: Detection of human exposure to endocrine disrupting xeno-estrogensin the environment by means of two bio-assays and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.

project duration
01-JAN-99 – 30-JUN-00
The last couple of years a growing number of compounds has been shown to exhibit estrogenic capacity. The hormonal effect of environmental contaminants in man is being connected with e.g. the decline in sperm quality, and the increase in testicular cancer and female breast cancer in several countries worldwide. We will develop two bioassays for the detection of these compounds in water samples. The tests will be validated by means of GC-MS.