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Table 1 Properties of the mineral water brands tested in the yeast estrogen screen

From: Endocrine disruptors in bottled mineral water: total estrogenic burden and migration from plastic bottles

Brand Material Use Volume (l) Estrogenic activity, EEQ (ng/l)
Mean SEM n
A–G Glass Reusable 1 27.5 2.04 67
A–P PET Non-reusable 1.5 29.4 2.31 71
B–G Glass Reusable 0.7 b.q.l. 66
B–PC PET Non-reusable 0.5 4.38 1.55 69
B–PM PET Reusable 1 b.q.l. 70
B–PN PET Non-reusable 1.5 3.23 0.82 70
C–G Glass Reusable 1 73.0 4.99 67
C–P PET Non-reusable 1.5 75.2 5.95 67
D–G Glass Reusable 0.7 2.64 0.65 69
D–P PET Reusable 1 2.65 0.64 69
E–P PET Non-reusable 1.5 26.1 2.12 68
F–P PET Reusable 1.5 18.0 1.57 68
G–P PET Non-reusable 0.5 41.6 2.73 68
H–G Glass Reusable 0.7 b.q.l. 71
I–G Glass Reusable 0.75 b.q.l. 69
K–G Glass Reusable 0.7 b.q.l. 69
L–G Glass Reusable 0.75 b.q.l. 66
M–G Glass Reusable 0.7 b.q.l. 66
N–T Tetra Pak Non-reusable 1 43.9 3.22 68
O–T Tetra Pak Non-reusable 2 14.5 1.35 65
  1. b.q.l. below quantification limit