Androgenic activity of effluent from forty-five municipal waste water treatment plants in Victoria, Australia

Allinson, G., Allinson, M., Shiraishi, F., Salzman, S., Myers, J., Hermon, K. and Theodoropolous, T. 2008, Androgenic activity of effluent from forty-five municipal waste water treatment plants in Victoria, Australia, in Environmental toxicology II : Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Environmental Toxicology Conference, WIT Press, Southampton, England, pp. 293-304.

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Title Androgenic activity of effluent from forty-five municipal waste water treatment plants in Victoria, Australia
Author(s) Allinson, G.
Allinson, M.
Shiraishi, F.
Salzman, S.
Myers, J.
Hermon, K.
Theodoropolous, T.
Conference name International Conference on Environmental Toxicology (2nd : 2008 : Grenada, Spain)
Conference location Granada, Spain
Conference dates 4-6 June 2008
Title of proceedings Environmental toxicology II : Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Environmental Toxicology Conference
Editor(s) Kungolos, A. G.
Brebbia, C. A.
Zamorano, M.
Publication date 2008
Conference series Environmental Toxicology Conference
Start page 293
End page 304
Total pages 12
Publisher WIT Press
Place of publication Southampton, England
Summary It is well known that waste water treatment plant (WWTP) effluents are estrogenic. There has been much less consideration of the androgenic activity of WWTP effluents. To partly address the shortage of information on androgens in Australian WWTP effluents, in August 2006, and again in 2007, we collected discharges from up to 45 Victorian WWTPs (~25% of all WWTPs in Victoria), grouped by treatment process, i.e. activated sludge, extended aeration, and lagoon based treatment, and measured the total estrogenic, androgenic, retinoic acid, and aromatic hydrocarbon hydrogenase activity of the effluents using a hybrid yeast bioassay. This paper will concentrate on the androgenic activity and male hormone concentrations.
ISBN 9781845641146
1845641140
Language eng
Field of Research 039901 Environmental Chemistry (incl Atmospheric Chemistry)
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30018042

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