Sexual reprogramming and estrogenic sensitization in wild fish exposed to ethinylestradiol.

@article{Lange2009SexualRA,
  title={Sexual reprogramming and estrogenic sensitization in wild fish exposed to ethinylestradiol.},
  author={Anke Lange and Gregory C. Paull and Tobias S. Coe and Yoshinao Katsu and Hiroshi Urushitani and Taisen Iguchi and Charles R. Tyler},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2009},
  volume={43 4},
  pages={1219-25}
}
Globally, feminization responses in wild male freshwater fish are caused by exposure to estrogenic chemicals, including natural and synthetic estrogens, contained in effluentsfromwastewater treatment works. In U.K. rivers, feminization responses, including intersex, are widespread in wild roach (Rutilus rutilus) populations, and severely affected fish have a reduced reproductive success. We exposed roach to environmentally relevant concentrations of the contraceptive estrogen 17alpha… CONTINUE READING

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