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Effect of organotin compounds (TBT) used in antifouling paints on cultured marine molluscs - a literature study
Héral, M.; Alzieu, C.; Deslous Paoli, J.-M. (1989). Effect of organotin compounds (TBT) used in antifouling paints on cultured marine molluscs - a literature study, in: De Pauw, N. et al. (Ed.) Aquaculture: a biotechnology in progress: volume 1. pp. 1081-1089
In: De Pauw, N. et al. (Ed.) (1989). Aquaculture: a biotechnology in progress: volume 1. European Aquaculture Society: Bredene, Belgium. ISBN 90-71625-03-6. 1-592 pp., more

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Document type: Conference paper

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    Marine

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  • Héral, M.
  • Alzieu, C.
  • Deslous Paoli, J.-M.

Abstract
    Organotin salts, used as antifouling substances have a deleterious effect upon the environment, particularly on molluscs and especially on the Japanese oyster Crassostrea gigas. A synthesis of the effects of tributyltin (TBT) on cultured molluscs reveals the following effects: 1) acute and chronic toxicity to adults; 2) accumulation in the flesh of adults; 3) perturbation of reproduction particularly fertility, mortality of offspring, and decrease in larval growth rate; 4) decrease in the growth rate of juveniles and thickening of the shells; and 5) modification of the physiology at sublethal levels.

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