Analysis of environmental endocrine disrupting chemicals using the E-screen method and stir bar sorptive extraction in wastewater treatment plant effluents.

@article{Bicchi2009AnalysisOE,
  title={Analysis of environmental endocrine disrupting chemicals using the E-screen method and stir bar sorptive extraction in wastewater treatment plant effluents.},
  author={Carlo Alberto Antonio Bicchi and Tiziana Schilir{\`o} and Cristina Pignata and Elisabetta Fea and Carlos R. Cordero and Francesca Canale and Giorgio Gilli},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2009},
  volume={407 6},
  pages={1842-51}
}
Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) have become a major issue in the field of environmental science due to their ability to interfere with the endocrine system. Recent studies show that surface water is contaminated with EDCs, many released from wastewater treatment plants (WWTP). This pilot study used biological (E-screen assay) and chemical (stir bar sorptive extraction-GC-MS) analyses to quantify estrogenic activity in effluent water samples from a municipal WWTP and in water samples of… CONTINUE READING