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Effects of environmental steroid hormones

Steroid hormones are excreted by humans and animals and reach the waters via sewage but also directly from agriculture. In addition, synthetic steroid hormones from medicines reach surface waters.

The aim of our research is to analyze the effects of such steroids on the development, behavior and reproduction of zebrafish. The focus lies on the analysis of disruptive effects by means of molecular methods in order to understand them for single steroids and mixtures of environmental steroid mixtures. Ultimately, we aim to estimate the environmental risk of these hormonally active substances.

Institute for Ecopreneurship

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Life Sciences, Institute for Ecopreneurship Hofackerstrasse 30 CH - 4132 Muttenz
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