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The impact of endocrine disrupters in the aquatic environment on British frogs and toads - CB01047

The objective of this project is to apply currently available and new techniques for measuring endocrine disruption in amphibian models to studies of the UK common frog (rana temporaria) and toad (bufo bufo), using a combination of laboratory and field-to-lanb investigations. These studies aim to establish links between mechanistic information gained from in vitro and short term in vivo laboratory assays, and biologically relevant impacts measured at invdividual and population levels in the field. This project answers a need for more information on the status of amphibian populations in the UK and the potential impact of endocrine disrupting aquatic pollutants on amphibian health.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Assessing The Impact Of Endocrine Disrupters In The Aquatic Environment On British Frogs And Toads   (690k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2004

To: 2007

Cost: £104,870
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Brunel
Endocrine Disruptors              
Environmental Protection              
Hazardous substances              
Toxic Substances              
Fields of Study
Chemicals and Nanotechnology