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Chinese Science Bulletin

, Volume 50, Issue 20, pp 2257–2266 | Cite as

Progress in study on endocrine disrupting pesticides (EDPs) in aquatic environment

  • Nandong Xue
  • Hongbo Wang
  • Xiaobai Xu
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Abstract

Background on the generation of the problems of endocrine disrupting pesticides (EDPs) in aquatic environment, characteristics of EDPs, adverse effects and their effect mechanism of EDPs on human and wildlife, the transportation and degradation pathways of EDPs in water and analysis methods of EDPs in water were reviewed. The importance of EDPs in water should be attached to adverse effects on wildlife and human health. It was advised to establish research programs on EDPs in aquatic environment especially in water supply source.

Keywords

endocrine disrupting pesticides (EDPs) aquatic environment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental SciencesChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of Environmental Sciences and EngineeringHunan Agricultural UniversityChangshaChina

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