tributyltin


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tributyltin

A toxic triorganotin which has been used as an industrial biocide—e.g., as antifungal in textile and paper production, breweries, industrial cooling systems and agriculture. While it was widely used in marine anti-fouling paint, its toxicity to molluscs led to its ban by the International Maritime Organization.
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The Port detected a marine biocide, called tributyltin, while completing a dredging inspection for the site evaluation to expand Pier 4 for larger ships.
Anti-fouling coatings are used to reduce biofouling by releasing biocides such as cuprous oxide or tributyltin, but these and released toxins are an environmental problem, and nontoxic methods are needed.
0 pg/L of the organometallic pollutant tributyltin (TBT).
Further, the report states that governments worldwide have formulated laws and regulations to limit the negative impact of VOCs, toxic chemicals such as tributyltin, and heavy metals such as lead and chromium that are likely to be present in coatings.
One of the more dangerous contaminants found at the site was Tributyltin, an additive in anti-fouling paint on ships.
Secondly, other chemicals known to disrupt hormone production also crop up in FCMs, including bisphenol A, tributyltin, triclosan, and phthalates.
Formaldehyde - a known cancer-causing substance - is present at low levels in plastic bottles and melamine tableware, while FCMS also contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) such as bisphenol A, tributyltin, triclosan and phthalates.
observed a nonalcoholic fatty liver condition in F3-generation mice descended from females "exposed to extremely low levels of the biocide tributyltin (TBT)" during pregnancy (my emphasis).
Effects of tributyltin exposures on secretion of interleukin 6 from human immune cells.
In gastropods, tributyltin (TBT) causes higher testosterone, which in turn can cause the penis in male bruised nassa (Nassarius vibex) to develop earlier and males to mature earlier (Demaintenon, 2001).
Designed to address the industry issues of predictability in antifouling performance not seen since the days of tributyltin and the difficult issue of slime fouling on ships hulls, the two new technologies are set to improve vessel operating performance, increase efficiency and help control fuel costs and emissions," the company said.
Prenatal exposure to certain chemicals (BPA, tributyltin, certain phthalates and perfluorinated compounds, among others) can prompt the body to produce an abnormally large number of fat cells, which can lead to obesity later in life.