Impact of industrially based endocrine disrupting chemicals on aquatic biota
Funding: 2004: $49,245
Project Member(s): Lim, R.
Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
Landcare Research, NZ (Landcare Research Partner Funds)
NSW Department of Environment and Conservation
Sydney Olympic Park Authority
Australian Research Council (Other funds for ARC projects)
Start year: 2005
Summary: Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are a serious threat to aquatic organisms, livestock and humans. EDCs are present in water discharged from sewage treatment plants and in leachate from contaminated land. This project will determine the impact of EDCs from contaminated landfill on aquatic animals. It will also identify the chemicals responsible for biological impact by developing new bio-assays suitable for industrial, scientific and regulatory authority applications. This research has wide-ranging relevance and value to Australian State and Federal regulators and industries because of the ubiquity of sewage treatment plants and contaminated leachate from landfills.
Rawson, CA, Lim, RP, Tremblay, L, Warne, MS, Ying, G, Laginestra, E & Chapman, JC 2010, 'Benthic Macroinvertebrate Assemblages In Remediated Wetlands Around Sydney, Australia', Ecotoxicology, vol. 19, no. 8, pp. 1589-1600.
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Keywords: endocrine disrupting chemicals, persistent organic pollutants, bioavailability assessment, in vivo fish assessment, in vitro biomarkers assessment,
FOR Codes: Environmental Impact Assessment, Soil and Water Sciences not elsewhere classified, Freshwater Ecology, Land and water management, Industrial/degraded areas, Soil Sciences not elsewhere classified, Rehabilitation of Degraded Urban and Industrial Environments, Urban and Industrial Land Management, Coastal and Estuarine Land Management