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Occurrence and fate of toxic organic compounds / endocrine disruptors in the coastal environment of Thessaloniki, Greece

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Greek title: Mελέτη της παρουσίας και της τύχης οργανικών ενώσεων με τοξική και ορμονική δράση στην ευρύτερη περιοχή του Θερμαικού κόλπου
Period: October 2005 till October 2008
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Endocrine disruptors; Marine environment; Sediments; Steroids
Geographical terms: MED, Aegean [Marine Regions]; MED, Greece, Thermaikos Gulf [Marine Regions]

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" The present project deals with the occurrence of endocrine disrupting compounds in the coastal environment of Thermaikos Gulf, at Thessaloniki, Greece. The investigated compounds include the alkylphenols (APs), nonylphenol (NP), octylphenol (OP), their mono- or di-ethoxylate oligomers (NP1EO, NP2EO, OP1EO, OP2EO), bisphenol A (BPA) and selected steroids (estriol, estrone, 17β-estradiol, mestranol and 17α-ethynylestradiol that are excreted by mammals. NP and OP are included in the Water Framework Directive (WFD) 2000/60/EC. The presence of the above mentioned compounds is examined in water samples, total suspended solids, sediments, mussels of Thermaikos Gulf, as well as in samples from rivers or canals that enter the gulf.

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