ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS IN THE AQUATIC
ENVIRONMENT:
THE SOUTH AFRICAN RESEARCH PROGRAMME


Introduction and Historical perspective
South Africa is a country that use and abuse most of the chemicals listed in most
developed and developing countries as potential endocrine disrupting contaminants
(EDC’s), including DDT to combat the malaria epidemic. The impacts on wildlife and
human endocrine systems of the classic EDCs and that of others have not been
assessed in South Africa. It is only recently that a new National Water Act (No 36 of
1998) has been promulgated, however, the establishment of regulatory guidelines along
with the development of a National Toxicant Monitoring Programme, which will include
EDCs, was only recently initiated.


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