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Caffeine as an indicator of estrogenic activity in source water

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Montagner, C. C. [1] ; Umbuzeiro, G. A. [1] ; Pasquini, C. [2] ; Jardim, W. F. [2]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Fac Technol, BR-13484332 Limeira, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Chem, BR-13084971 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE-PROCESSES & IMPACTS; v. 16, n. 8, p. 1866-1869, AUG 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 12

Caffeine has already been used as an indicator of anthropogenic impacts, especially the ones related to the disposal of sewage in water bodies. In this work, the presence of caffeine has been correlated with the estrogenic activity of water samples measured using the BLYES assay. After testing 96 surface water samples, it was concluded that caffeine can be used to prioritize samples to be tested for estrogenic activity in water quality programs evaluating emerging contaminants with endocrine disruptor activity. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/00303-0 - Occurrence of priority pesticides in water natural - basis for the assurance of multiple uses and public policies
Grantee:Cassiana Carolina Montagner Raimundo
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 08/57808-1 - National Institute of Advanced Analytical Science and Technology
Grantee:Celio Pasquini
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants