Accession Number : ADA133890

Title :   The Biological Fate and Effects of Organotin Compounds in the Marine Environment.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Strand,John A

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Report Date : Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : This report summarizes the readily available literature on the biological fate and effects of organotin compounds in the marine environment, with particular interest in tin compounds of potential use to the U.S. Navy in antifouling paints or hull coatings. The review distinguishes among organotin occurrence and distribution, bioaccumulation, chemical and biological degradation, biomethylation, effects of exposure, and mode of toxic action. The assembled information base is reviewed with sufficient depth to permit a reasonable determination of their adequacy for assessment and prediction of environmental impacts. A recommended program of research is also presented for purposes of generating enumerated data deficiencies. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Organometallic compounds , *Tin compounds , *Antifouling coatings , *Paints , Ship hulls , Degradation , Biodeterioration , Environmental impact , Methylation , Toxicity , Naval equipment

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE