Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

, Volume 90, Issue 1, pp 73–78

Occurrence of Bisphenol A, Estrone, 17β-Estradiol and 17α-Ethinylestradiol in Portuguese Rivers

Authors

  • Sónia Rocha
    • REQUIMTE, Faculdade de Ciências daUniversidade do Porto
    • REQUIMTE, Instituto Superior de EngenhariaInstituto Politécnico do Porto
    • Departamento de QuímicaInstituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto
  • Carina Pinho
    • REQUIMTE, Faculdade de FarmáciaUniversidade do Porto
  • Virgínia C. Fernandes
    • REQUIMTE, Instituto Superior de EngenhariaInstituto Politécnico do Porto
    • CIQ, Departamento de Química, Faculdade de Ciência daUniversidade do Porto
  • Cristina Delerue-Matos
    • REQUIMTE, Instituto Superior de EngenhariaInstituto Politécnico do Porto
  • Paula Gameiro
    • REQUIMTE, Faculdade de Ciências daUniversidade do Porto
  • Catarina Mansilha
    • Instituto Nacional de Saúde
    • REQUIMTEUniversidade do Porto
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00128-012-0887-1

Cite this article as:
Rocha, S., Domingues, V.F., Pinho, C. et al. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol (2013) 90: 73. doi:10.1007/s00128-012-0887-1

Abstract

This study focused on the occurrence of several EDCs including bisphenol A, estrone (E1), the 17β-estradiol (E2) and 17α-ethinylestradiol (EE2) in fourteen rivers of Portugal. Samples analysis revealed a widespread contamination of BPA especially in Ave, Cávado, Douro, Ferro, Sousa and Vizela Rivers. Achieving 98.4 ng/L for the highest concentration. The estrogens achieved above the method quantification limit (MQL) were E1 in Águeda River and E2 in Ave, Lima and Tâmega Rivers. The maximum concentration detected for E1 was 26.9 ng/L. EE2 was detected only below MQL.

Keywords

River waterEstrogensBisphenol-A, endocrine disruptors

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