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Investigation into the impact of Endocrine Disrupter standards on the UK water industry - WT03009


i) To provide brief review of current research on endocrine disruptors to estimate incidence of effects in UK rivers.

ii) To review recent research of proposed Predocted No Effect Concentrations (PNECs)for natural oestrogenic steroids.

iii) Brief assessment of potential cost implications of above to UK water industry.

iv)To produce a prioritised list of research areas where further specific investigation is required to increase accuracy of above cost assessment.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2003

To: 2004

Cost: £22,865
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Water Research Centre
Endocrine Disruptors              
Environmental monitoring              
Environmental Protection              
Water Pollution              
Water quality monitoring              
Fields of Study
Water Quality