Title: Endocrine disruption in invertebrates. 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> journal article 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2003 
Availability: Pure Appl. Chem. 75, 2207-2218 
Author 1/Producer: Oehlmann J 
Other Authors/Producers: Schulte-Oehlmann U 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Publisher: International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) 
Article Weblink (=direct link): http://www.iupac.org/publications/pac/2003/pdf/7511x2207.pdf  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Contaminants overview
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Ecological
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Risk assessment overview
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Contaminants overview
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Pesticides
Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
Short description: Recent reports show that xenobiotics in the environment are capable of interfering with the normal endocrine function in a variety of animals. Detailed information about the effects on and mechanisms of action in invertebrates has only been obtained from a few cases, although they represent more than 95 % of the known species in the animal kingdom. The existing evidence for ED in invertebrates from laboratory and field studies are summarized as an update and amendment of the EDIETA report from 1998. Conclusions about the scale and implications of the observed effects are drawn and further research needs are defined. 
Link to Project(s): COMPRENDO Comparative Research on Endocrine Disrupters - Phylogenetic Approach and Common Principles focussing on Androgenic/Antiandrogenic Compounds
Submitted By: Dr Stefan Gödeke WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 03/07/2007