Endocrine disrupting nonylphenols are ubiquitous in food.

  title={Endocrine disrupting nonylphenols are ubiquitous in food.},
  author={Klaus Guenther and Volkmar Heinke and Bjoern Thiele and Einhard Kleist and Hartmut Prast and Torsten Raecker},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  volume={36 8},
4-Nonylphenols (NPs) are common products of biodegradation of a widely used group of nonionic surfactants, the nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs). These compounds are known to be persistent, toxic, and estrogen active. There is a worldwide scientific and public discussion on the potential consequences of human long term dietary exposure to such endocrine disrupters. Despite numerous determinations of NPs in environmental samples no systematical reports exist relating to concentrations of NPs in… CONTINUE READING
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