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This document specifies a method for the determination of the estrogenic potential of water and waste water by means of a reporter gene assay utilizing stably transfected human cells. This method is applicable to: - fresh water; - waste water; - aqueous extracts and leachates; - eluates of sediments (fresh water); - pore water; - aqueous solutions of single substances or of chemical mixtures; - drinking water. - the limit of quantification (LOQ) of this method for the direct analysis of water samples is between 0,3 ng/l and 1 ng/l 17β-estradiol equivalents (EEQ). The upper working range was evaluated [based on the results of the international interlaboratory trial (see Table F.3)] up to a level of 75 ng EEQ/l. Samples showing estrogenic potencies above this threshold have to be diluted for a valid quantification. Extraction and pre concentration of water samples can prove necessary if their estrogenic potential is below the given LOQ.
||Water - bepaling van de oestrogeen belasting van water en oppervlaktewater - In vitro reporter gen assay met menselijke cellen
||Water quality - Determination of the estrogenic potential of water and waste water - Part 3: In vitro human cell-based reporter gene assay