Fathead Minnow Lifecycle Tests for Detection of Endocrine-Disrupting Substances in Effluents

  title={Fathead Minnow Lifecycle Tests for Detection of Endocrine-Disrupting Substances in Effluents},
  author={Joanne L. Parrott and Craig S. Wood},
The goal of this study was to assess the responses of fathead minnows (FHM) exposed to known endocrine-disrupting substances (EDS) in our labs. As well, we wanted to examine the applicability and sensitivity of the full lifecycle FHM test for use on-site, exposing fish to a complex environmentally relevant Canadian effluent. Fathead minnows exposed from the egg stage to ethinylestradiol (EE2, 0–32 ng/L) or methyltestosterone (MT, 0–3200 ng/L) had decreased growth (length, weight) at high… CONTINUE READING


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