Effects of Steroid Hormones on Aquatic and Soil Organisms

  • Laurence Shore
Part of the Emerging Topics in Ecotoxicology book series (ETEP, volume 1)


The naturally occurring steroid hormones are evolutionary old compounds and have documented effects in most phyla. The problem for environmental effects is therefore a matter of determining which effects may have an environmental impact at concentrations released from CAFOs. Of primary concern are the suspected effects on fish reproduction. The effects of steroids on soil organisms may actually increase biomass as steroids can serve as a carbon source.


Beta Proteobacteria Soil Organism Legume Plant Fish Reproduction Estrogen Responsive Element 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departments of Endocrinology and ToxicologyKimron Veterinary InstituteBet DaganIsrael

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