Occurrence of endocrine disrupting compounds in aqueous environment and their bacterial degradation: A review

@article{Zhang2016OccurrenceOE,
  title={Occurrence of endocrine disrupting compounds in aqueous environment and their bacterial degradation: A review},
  author={Chi Zhang and Yi Li and Chao Shirley Wang and Lihua Niu and Wei Cai},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology},
  year={2016},
  volume={46},
  pages={1 - 59}
}
  • Chi Zhang, Yi Li, Wei Cai
  • Published 2 January 2016
  • Environmental Science
  • Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology
Abstract Endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDCs), represented by steroidal estrogens (estrone (E1), 17β-estradiol (E2), estradiol (E3), and 17α-ethinylestradiol (EE2) and xenoestrogens (bisphenol A (BPA) and nonylphenol (NP)), are pollutants with estrogenic activity at very low concentrations and are emerging as a major concern for water quality. They enter into aqueous environment mainly through discharge of wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluents. The paper completely reviews recent studies… 
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