Endocrine-Disrupting Compounds (EDCs) in water in the Okanagan

edcThe latest research into residual endocrine-disrupting chemicals in water in the Okanagan, largely from wastewater, suggests they are degraded by light and diluted in water.

Tricia Brett recently completed her master’s thesis on the fate of EDCs in surface water in the Okanagan and found that, when given time to break down and dissipate, these estrogenic compounds are less likely to have an impact on aquatic organisms.