Project #1130

In Vitro Bioassays to Detect Estrogenic Activity in Environmental Waters (Literature Review)

Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Dr. Daniel M. Woltering, Ph.D.
CRC Water Quality and Treatment
Water Quality
Constituents of Emerging Concern (CECs)
Endocrine Disrupting Compounds, Pharmaceuticals & Personal Care Products (EDCs & PPCPs)


The intent of this project was to validate a comprehensive battery of bioassays to detect estrogenic activity in a variety of environmental waters (such as recycled water) and provide a basis to assess the risk of exposure to biological organisms, including humans. It provides an overview of currently available bioassays to detect estrogenicity in environmental water samples. Each assay is described and its advantages and limitations discussed to facilitate selection in the toolbox. Published jointly by the Global Water Research Coalition. 76 pages. Soft cover.

Originally funded as WERF project 03-HHE-4T.