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Estrogen Equivalents of Surface Water in the Upper Chesapeake Bay Watershed (2008 - 2011)

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Start Date
2008-05-01
End Date
2011-11-15

Citation

Iwanowicz, L.R., Ciparis, Serena, Blazer, V.S., Young, John, Pinkney, Alfred, and Lookenbill, Josh, 2017, Estrogen equivalents of surface water in the Upper Chesapeake Bay Watershed (2008 - 2011): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7MG7NGT.

Summary

Intersex in small- and largemouth bass has been observed in the upper Chesapeake Bay Watershed since 2003. This observation is indicative of exposure to estrogenic endocrine disrupting chemicals. In order to complement biological data sets and better identify the spatial and temporal nature of this end-point, discrete grab water samples were collected throughout the upper Chesapeake Bay Watershed for the evaluation of estrogenic activity. Data reported here are estrogenicity values derived from bioassay screening of OASIS-HLB extracts discrete grab water samples. Estrogenicity was determined using a bioluminescent yeast estrogen screen. Here we report estrogenicity data for selected sites in the Chesapeake Bay water shed collected [...]

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USGS Mission Area :
Environmental Health
SDC Data Owner :
Leetown Science Center

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USGS_Leetown_Science_Center_EEQ_summary_2008-2011.csv 30.16 KB
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Purpose

The purpose of this dataset is to report detected estrogenicity values of OASIS-HLB extracted surface water samples collected in the upper Chesapeake Bay watershed screened with the bioluminescent yeast estrogen screen (BLYES).

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  • Chesapeake Bay Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
  • USGS Data Release Products

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F7MG7NGT

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