A review of phytoestrogens: their occurrence and fate in the environment.

  title={A review of phytoestrogens: their occurrence and fate in the environment.},
  author={Ze-Hua Liu and Yoshinori Kanjo and Satoshi Mizutani},
  journal={Water research},
  volume={44 2},
Phytoestrogens are plant compounds with estrogenic activities. Many edible plants, some of which are common in the human diet, are rich in phytoestrogens. Almost all phytoestrogens eaten daily by people were reported partly recovered in urine or feces, which can be regarded as one of the main sources of their occurrence in municipal wastewaters. As they may act as one part of the endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) in water systems, some phytoestrogens have been monitored and detected in… CONTINUE READING
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