Evaluation of Xenoestrogenic Effects in Fish on Different Organization Levels
Chemicals with estrogen-like activity have drawn increasing attention during recent years because of the possible consequences for human and wildlife development and reproduction. Among wildlife species, research has been focused on animals from aquatic habitats receiving sewage and industrial effluents and agricultural runoff. For teleost fish, there exist a number of both laboratory and field reports on adverse health effects related to or induced by exposure to xenoestrogens (e. g. van der Kraak et al., 1992; Flouriot et al., 1995; Sumpter, 1995; Folmar et al., 1996; Nimrod and Benson, 1996).
KeywordsEstrogen Receptor Rainbow Trout Spotted Seatrout Trout Hepatocyte Estrogenic Potency
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