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Endocrine Disruption in the Scheldt estuary:
distribution, exposure and effects
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Zinc
Physicochemical properties
Chemical name NLZink
Chemical name ENZinc
CAS no7440-66-6
UN-
Chemical formulaZn
Molecular weight65,38
Boiling point908C
Melting point419,5C
Density7,14 at 25C
Vapour pressure1,3 mbar at478C
Solubility-
LogKow-
PhaseSolid
Notes
Persistenceyes
Degradation
Accumulation
Endocrien effect studies
Organism group Effect 
mammaliansuspected endocrine effect
Increase in counts of total and viable sperm and percentage and count of motile and progressively motile sperm
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mammaliansuspected endocrine effect
Increase in prostate secretory function
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mammaliansuspected endocrine effect
Decreased percentage of pathologic sperm
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mammaliansuspected endocrine effect
Positive correlation between placental Zn concentration and birth weight
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yeastsuspected no endocrine effect
No effect on estradiol-mediated transcriptional activity
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yeastsuspected no endocrine effect
No effect on estradiol-mediated transcriptional activity
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Data compiled by the Research Group Environmental Toxicology, Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology and Aquatic Ecology, Ghent University, Belgium.
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