Occurrence of endocrine disrupting compounds in mariculture sediment of Pulau Kukup, Johor, Malaysia

Nur Afifah Hanun, Ismail and Sze Yee, Wee and Didi Erwandi Mohamad, Haron and Nitty Hirawaty, Kamarulzaman and Ahmad Zaharin, Aris (2020) Occurrence of endocrine disrupting compounds in mariculture sediment of Pulau Kukup, Johor, Malaysia. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 150 (110735). pp. 1-7. ISSN 0025-326X

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Abstract

Endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDCs) such as hormones, pesticides, phenolic compounds, and pharmaceuticals compounds can cause adverse effects on humans, animals, and other living organisms. One of the largest mariculture areas situated in Pulau Kukup, Johor, Malaysia, is actively involved in exporting marine fish to other countries worldwide. This paper aims to provide baseline data on the level of EDC pollutants found in mariculture sediments in Malaysia since no reports have investigated this issue. Calculated samples recovered are between 50.39 and 129.10% at 100 ng/g spiking level. The highest concentration in the sediment samples was bisphenol A (0.072–0.389 ng/g dry weight) followed by diethylstilbestrol (< 0.208–0.331 ng/g dry weight) and propranolol (< 0.250–0.275 ng/g dry weight). Even though the concentrations of the targeted compounds obtained were low, their effects could become more evident longer term, which raises not only environmental health concerns but the potential risk to humans.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs), Sediment, Soxhlet extraction, Pulau Kukup, Malaysia, Mariculture zone.
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Depositing User: Sze Yee
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2022 01:57
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2022 01:57
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/39147

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