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Endocrine Disruption in the Scheldt estuary:
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Copper
Physicochemical properties
Chemical name NLKoper
Chemical name ENCopper
CAS no7440-50-8
UN-
Chemical formulaCu
Molecular weight63.546
Boiling point2595C
Melting point1083C
Density8.94
Vapour pressure-
Solubility-
LogKow-
PhaseSolid
Notes
Persistenceyes
Degradation
Accumulation
Endocrien effect studies
Organism group Effect 
mammaliansuspected endocrine effect
Decrease in counts of motile and viable sperm
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mammaliansuspected endocrine effect
Negative correlation between placental Cu 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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