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Title: Endocrine disrupting chemicals (phenol and phthalates) in the South African environment: a need for more monitoring
Authors: Olujimi, O.O. 
Fatoki, Olalekan S 
Odendaal, James P 
Okonkwo, J.O. 
Keywords: Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs);phenols;phthalates;Monitoring;South Africa
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: South African Water Research Commission
Source: Olujimi, O. O., Fatoki, O. S., Odendaal, J. P. et al. 2010. Endocrine disrupting chemicals (phenol and phthalates) in the South African environment: a need for more monitoring. Water SA, 36(5): 671-682. [http://www.wrc.org.za]
Journal: Water SA 
Abstract: There has been increasing concern about the impacts of exposure to chemical compounds with endocrine disrupting activi- ties in the environment, especially aquatic environments, to wildlife and humans. South Africa is known to have used and abused most chemicals listed by developed and developing countries as endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Endocrine- disrupting chemicals have been reported in water, sediment and serum, as well as in fish tissue samples, at a level that could trigger endocrine disruption in humans and wildlife. Although some monitoring has been reported, particularly in water systems within the country, information on EDCs in other environmental matrices is scanty. The water systems monitored so far are very few. The strongest economy in Africa, and an emerging world economy depending on agriculture, mining, manufacturing and industry, needs to focus more on monitoring and to strengthen government organs and institutions to monitor and ensure environmental safety.
URI: http://www.wrc.org.za
http://hdl.handle.net/11189/7530
ISSN: 0378-4738
1816-7950
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