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Determination of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Surface Water and Industrial Wastewater from Beijing, China


An analytical method was developed for determination of some endocrine-disrupting chemicals in water samples from Beijing, China. Fifty two surface water and 50 industrial wastewater samples were analyzed. The residue was detected in 26 industrial wastewater and 19 surface water samples. Atrazine was detected in 8 samples at different levels ranging from 0.12 to 5.16 μg L−1, and phenolic compounds were detected in 19 samples ranging from 0.8 to 26.1 μg L−1. The results show that the main pollutants of surface water samples were atrazine and octylphenol. In industrial wastewater samples, bisphenol A and octylphenol were most commonly found.

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The authors appreciate Beijing Natural Science Foundation of China for the financial support of this study (No. 8000001).

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Ge, J., Cong, J., Sun, Y. et al. Determination of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Surface Water and Industrial Wastewater from Beijing, China. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 84, 401–405 (2010).

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  • Water
  • Determination
  • EDCs
  • Beijing