State Water Resources Research Institute Program

Project ID: 2009NJ198B
Title: Development of two in vivo fish assays to study the anti-estrogenic action of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and to evaluate endocrine activity in NJ wastewater effluents
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 3/01/2009
End Date: 2/28/2010
Congressional District: 6
Focus Categories: Water Quality, Wastewater, Toxic Substances
Principal Investigators: Bugel, Sean; Cooper, Keith R
Federal Funds: $ 5,000
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 10,000
Abstract: The research proposed here fits with the New Jersey Water Resource Research Institute's first and second priorities of addressing water quality in New Jersey by (1) studying the link between waterborne PAH exposure and reproductive effects in fish, (2) assessing endocrine activity of NJ sewage treatment plant effluents and (3) expanding a biomonitoring program to assess reproductive health of fish within New Jersey waters. Reproductive health of finfish inhabiting and migrating into NJ waters is important for efforts to restore sustainable populations and serves as an important bioindicator of water quality.

Progress/Completion Report, 2009, PDF

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