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- Lagerström, Maria; Yngsell, Daniel; Eklund, Britta; Ytreberg, Erik
- Journal of hazardous materials 2019 v.362 pp. 107-114
- tributyltin, etc ; European Union; X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy; antifouling agents; biocides; boats; chemical analysis; nontarget organisms; paints; screening; ships; tin; toxicity; Show all 13 Subjects
- ... The most effective biocide used historically in antifouling paints is tributyltin (TBT). However, due to its extreme toxicity to non-target organisms and its persistence in the environment, the use of TBT and other organotin compounds (OTCs) was restricted in EU on leisure boats and ships in 1989 and 2003, respectively. Nevertheless, studies worldwide still report TBT to be released from both ship ...