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Evaluation of antiandrogenic activity of selected pesticides - AE1150

Summary Objective
A wide range of pollutants including pesticides can disrupt the endocrine system of fish and while oestrogenic effects in fish have been widely reported there is a lack of data on changes to male hormones. Utilising the stickleback immuno – assay, the project aims to determine the presence and response of a mammalian – like androgen receptor to at least five widely used agricultural pesticides and relate the observed response to potential changes in reproductive capability.

Key Customer Purpose
To support Defra's objective on protection of the marine environment through continuing Defra research into the risk of endocrine disruption in marine species as a result of exposure to synthetic substances, which will support the developing policy on hasardous substances in the marine environment.
Project Documents
• Final Report : AE1150   (2472k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2002

To: 2003

Cost: £37,283
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Environmental Protection              
Sustainable Production              
Water Pollution              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine