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Web Date: April 20, 2012

Sand Filter Removes Estrogen With Ease

Wastewater Pollution: Inexpensive wastewater treatment might work just as well as more advanced methods to remove polluting hormones
Department: Science & Technology | Collection: Life Sciences
News Channels: Environmental SCENE, Analytical SCENE
Keywords: feminization, estrogens, wastewater treatment, activated carbon, sand filters, chlorine dioxide, oxidation, microbial communities, fish

Sand filtration might work as well to remove estrogen from wastewater as expensive and more technologically complex methods, according to research published in Environmental Science & Technology (DOI: 10.1021/es204590d). The findings might help protect wild fish from estrogens at low cost, researchers say.

Many scientists have found that estrogen . . .

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