Rapid detection of selected steroid hormones from sewage effluents using an ELISA in the Kuils River water catchment area, South Africa.

@article{Swart2007RapidDO,
  title={Rapid detection of selected steroid hormones from sewage effluents using an ELISA in the Kuils River water catchment area, South Africa.},
  author={Nelius Swart and Edmund John Pool},
  journal={Journal of immunoassay & immunochemistry},
  year={2007},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={
          395-408
        }
}
Steroid hormones are naturally synthesized by both humans and animals and are released into the environment. Significant levels of steroid hormones have been detected in sewage effluent around the world. The potential problem is that these hormones may interfere with the normal function of the endocrine systems, thus affecting reproduction and development in wildlife. Due to the major shortage of water in Western Cape, South Africa there is a great need to recycle water by either direct or… CONTINUE READING

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