Endocrine active contaminants in aquatic systems and intersex in common sport fishes.

@article{Pow2017EndocrineAC,
  title={Endocrine active contaminants in aquatic systems and intersex in common sport fishes.},
  author={Crystal S D Lee Pow and Jerry M Mac Law and Thomas Kwak and W Gregory Cope and James A. Rice and Seth William Kullman and D. Derek Aday},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  year={2017},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={959-968}
}
Male fish are susceptible to developing intersex, a condition characterized by the presence of testicular oocytes. In the present study, the relationship between intersex and exposure to estrogenic endocrine active contaminants (EACs) was assessed for 2 genera of sport fish, Micropterus and Lepomis, at 20 riverine sites. Seasonal trends and relationships between EACs and intersex (prevalence and severity) were examined at varying putative sources of EACs throughout North Carolina, identified as… CONTINUE READING
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