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Title: Endocrine Function in Aquatic Invertebrates and Evidence for Disruption by Environmental Pollutants
Author: LCV Pinder
Author: T G Pottinger
Author: Z Billinghurst amd MH Depledge
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: Environment Agency Project ID:EAPRJOUT_348, Representation ID: 85, Object ID: 1693
This report addresses five primary objectives:- (i) to summarize the key elements of invertebrate endocrine systems; (ii) to assess whether existing test systems are adequate for the detection of endocrine disruption in invertebrates, what new tests might be required, which species of invertebrates are most appropriate for such tests, what end-points should be measured and whether the same organisms can be used for both laboratory and environmental monitoring; (iii) to review the published evidence for endocrine disruption in aquatic invertebrates (marine and freshwater; experimental and field studies) resulting from exposure to chemicals in the environment; (iv) to summarize the relevant UK and European legislation impacting on the monitoring and management of freshwater ecosystems; (v) to highlight the major gaps in knowledge and present an outline research programme to improve our understanding of the processes underpinning endocrine disruption in invertebrates.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Subject Keywords: RiversEstuariesCoastal watersEndocrine diseasesInvertebratesLegislationBrackishwater environment
Extent: 162
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