Occurrence and potential causes of androgenic activities in source and drinking water in China

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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Author(s)

  • Xinxin Hu
  • Wei Shi
  • Si Wei
  • Xiaowei Zhang
  • Jianfang Feng
  • And 4 others
  • Guanjiu Hu
  • Sulan Chen
  • John P. Giesy
  • Hongxia Yu

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10591-10600
Journal / PublicationEnvironmental Science and Technology
Volume47
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sep 2013

Abstract

The increased incidences of disorders of male reproductive tract as well as testicular and prostate cancers have been attributed to androgenic pollutants in the environment. Drinking water is one pathway of exposure through which humans can be exposed. In this study, both potencies of androgen receptor (AR) agonists and antagonists were determined in organic extracts of raw source water as well as finished water from waterworks, tap water, boiled water, and poured boiled water in eastern China. Ten of 13 samples of source water exhibited detectable AR antagonistic potencies with AR antagonist equivalents (Ant-AR-EQs) ranging from

Citation Format(s)

Occurrence and potential causes of androgenic activities in source and drinking water in China. / Hu, Xinxin; Shi, Wei; Wei, Si; Zhang, Xiaowei; Feng, Jianfang; Hu, Guanjiu; Chen, Sulan; Giesy, John P.; Yu, Hongxia.

In: Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 47, No. 18, 17.09.2013, p. 10591-10600.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review