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An investigation into the acute and chronic toxicity of eleven pharmaceuticals (and their solvents) found in wastewater effluent on the cnidarian, Hydra attenuata.
Pharmaceuticals previously identified in the effluent from the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Montreal discharging into the St. Lawrence river, were tested for acute and chronic toxicity usingExpand
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Vitellogenin as a biomarker of exposure to estrogenic compounds in aquatic invertebrates: a review.
Vitellogenins (Vg) are the major precursor of the egg-yolk proteins, vitellins (Vn), which provide energy reserves for embryonic development in oviparous organisms. In mature females, Vg areExpand
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Occurrence of pharmaceutical products in a municipal effluent and toxicity to rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) hepatocytes.
Pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) are found in municipal effluents and represent the major sources of contamination for the aquatic environment. A preliminary chemical analysis ofExpand
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Determination of vitellogenin‐like properties in Mya arenaria hemolymph (Saguenay Fjord, Canada): A potential biomarker for endocrine disruption
The level of vitellogenin‐like (Vg‐like) proteins in the hemolymph of the soft‐shell clam (Mya arenaria) was indirectly determined using an alkali‐labile phosphate (ALP) measurement assay.Expand
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Ecotoxicity of CdTe quantum dots to freshwater mussels: impacts on immune system, oxidative stress and genotoxicity.
The purpose of this study was to examine the toxic effects of cadmium-telluride (CdTe) quantum dots on freshwater mussels. Elliption complanata mussels were exposed to increasing concentrations ofExpand
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Evaluation of estrogenic effects of municipal effluents to the freshwater mussel Elliptio complanata.
Municipal effluents are an important source of estrogens to the aquatic environment. The purpose of this study was to examine the estrogenicity of municipal effluents to the indigenous freshwaterExpand
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Ecotoxicity of selected nano‐materials to aquatic organisms
Present knowledge concerning the ecotoxic effects of nano‐materials is very limited and merits to be documented more fully. For this purpose, we appraised the toxicity of nine metallic nano‐powdersExpand
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Toxic effects and bioaccumulation of carbamazepine evaluated by biomarkers measured in organisms of different trophic levels.
The antiepileptic drug carbamazapine (CBZ) readily persists in sewage-water treatment plant wastewaters and finds its way into receiving water bodies. Our study sought to examine the bioaccumulationExpand
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The effects of pharmaceuticals on the regeneration of the cnidarian, Hydra attenuata.
The Hydra attenuata regeneration assay was used to identify the teratogenic potential of 10 pharmaceuticals identified in effluent from a large city wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). Three types ofExpand
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