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Agricultural anabolic steroids regenerate in aquatic ecosystems

New regulatory approaches may be needed to assess environmental risks of agricultural growth promoters, and similar human pharmaceuticals, following research that shows a newly found reversion mechanism allows unexpected persistence of the steroidal substances in aquatic environments. Results of the research will be published in an article in the renowned journal Science — the weekly journal of AAAS, the science society — next month and are available immediately online in Science Express. “We investigated trenbolone, an anabolic steroid, and found that the photochemical breakdown isn’t the end of its life cycle,” Ed Kolodziej, co-author of the paper and environmental engineering …

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