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The significance of offshore chemicals as endocrine disruptors in fish. - AE0816

Description
Summary Objective:-
Expose caged, indigenous male fish to aquatic discharges in the vicinity of upto five offshore platforms and utilising biomarkers, assess exposure to endocrine disrupters. Through laboratory screening, assess the environmental significance of the endocrine disrupting chemicals e.g. alkylphenols and polyaromatic hydrocarbons which may be released from offshore installations.

Key Customer Purpose:-
Improve knowledge of the impact of endocrine disruptors in the vicinity of UK offshore installations. Enable DEFRA to respond to international concern about the environmental significance of alkylphenols (APs), and other endocrine disrupters which may be used offshore, and provide scientific data in relation to the OSPAR ban of APs in 2001.
Project Documents
• Final Report : AE0816   (6523k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2000

To: 2003

Cost: £330,096
Contractor / Funded Organisations
CEFAS
Keywords
Environmental Protection              
Marine conservation              
Monitoring              
Nature conservation              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine