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Organotin and total tin in coastal waters of southwest England
Cleary, J.J.; Stebbing, A.R.D. (1985). Organotin and total tin in coastal waters of southwest England. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 16(9): 350-355
In: Marine Pollution Bulletin. Macmillan: London. ISSN 0025-326X, more
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Keywords
    Absorption spectroscopy; Antifouling substances; Coastal waters; Marine pollution; Organotin compounds; Organotin compounds; Tin; Water quality; ANE, British Isles, England, Cornwall, Looe [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Cleary, J.J.
  • Stebbing, A.R.D.

Abstract
    Samples of seawater from sites along the southwest coast were collected during 1984 and analyzed for total tin and organotin by flameless atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Organotin concentrations were below detection limits (0.10 mu g l-1 TBTO) at all marina sites, but higher concentrations were found in harbour waters, the highest value being 0.88 mu g l -1 TBTO at Plymouth (Sutton harbour). The fact that organotin levels may occasionally exceed some toxicological threshold concentrations suggests that biological water quality may sometimes be depressed.

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