Estrogens from sewage in coastal marine environments.

  title={Estrogens from sewage in coastal marine environments.},
  author={Shannon Atkinson and Marlin J. Atkinson and Ann M. Tarrant},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  pages={531 - 535}
Estrogens are ancient molecules that act as hormones in vertebrates and are biologically active in diverse animal phyla. Sewage contains natural and synthetic estrogens that are detectable in streams, rivers, and lakes. There are no studies reporting the distribution of steroidal estrogens in marine environments. We measured estrogens in sewage, injection-well water, and coastal tropical and offshore tropical water in the Pacific Ocean, western Atlantic Ocean, and Caribbean Sea. Concentrations… CONTINUE READING