Abstracts of presentations given in session 8 of the 2008 UCOWR Conference.


This study reviews the current knowledge of the occurrence, fate and transport of 17ßestradiol and testosterone in the environment. Factors and processes that affect the mobility of these compounds in the environment are also highlighted. It appears that these hormones together with their metabolites may persist in soil or sediments for several months, and their mobility and behavior in the environment need to be well understood.