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Project ID:2006NJ101B

Title: Female Hormones in Surface Water of Central/Northern New Jersey: Impacts of Combined Sewer Overflows versus Treated Wastewater Discharge

Project Type: Research

Start Date: 03/01/2006

End Date: 02/28/2007

Congressional District: 6th

Focus Categories: Water Quality, Water Quantity, Methods

Keywords: female hormones, pollution reduction, endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), TMDLs (Total Maximum Daily Loads), treated wastewater (TWW), combined sewer overflows (CSO), 17ƒÒ-estradiol (estradiol, or E2), estrone (E1), 17ƒÑ-ethinyl estradiol (EE2), cyclopenta-o-perhydrophenanthrene ring

Principal Investigators: Huang, Weilin; Strom, Peter F.

Federal Funds: $30,000

Non-Federal Matching Funds: $65,357

Abstract: We propose to measure female hormones in both water and suspended solids collected from the watersheds of Central and Northern New Jersey. The goal of the study is to distinguish the contributions of treated wastewater and combined sewer overflows to the female hormones detected in the watersheds. The quantitative analyses of these chemicals will be performed with LC-MS-MS using the published methods and procedures. The study will aid in future regulation of these emerging chemicals and selections of different measures for pollution reduction at watershed scales.

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