Fate and transport of endocrine disrupting chemicals in an aquifer.
Date of Issue2008
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are of growing concern in recent years, due to their harmful effect on human and wildlife development and reproduction. A wide variety of pollutants have been identified as potential EDCs. Estrogen(estrone, estradiol, estriol and ethylestradiol) are one of the most important groups of EDCs. They are selected as target compounds for this study because of their potential estrogenicity in the environment.