Investigations of cholesterol transformation during sewage treatment: relevance to estrogen formation pathways?


There is currently a great deal of concern over the observation of so-called estrogenic effects (specifically increases in the concentrations of the egg yolk precursor, vitellogenin) in male fish living in some UK rivers. The effects have been attributed to chemicals, including estrogenic steroids, which enter the rivers via sewage effluents. The origins of… (More)