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Endocrine disruption in aquatic environment : A hidden danger

Subramanian, P and Amutha, C (2006) Endocrine disruption in aquatic environment : A hidden danger. Biochemistry and Cell Arch., 6 (2). pp. 269-272. ISSN 0972-5075

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Abstract

Many of the persistent organic pollutants (POP) find its way through the sewage or effluents in to the aquatic ecosystem are identified as endocrine disruptors. Even in trace quantities they impair the endrocrine system (either eruption or suppression) of the aquatic organisms, which may ultimately leads to sex reversion or dubious sex. Long term prevalence of such condition make at one point of time, the susceptible animals population as unisex and no opposite sex for propagation of the species, may end up with extinction of the species. Sewage and effluents are the major culprits for these damage. Therefore, sewage treatment plants must aware of these phenomena and take appropriate managerial measures to remediate these chemicals to conserve the biosphere.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Endocrine; Disruption; Pollutant
Subjects: Oceanography > marine biology
Divisions: Annamalai Univ - Marine Biology
Depositing User: CASMB
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2010 08:14
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2010 08:14
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/60

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