A retrospective analysis of contamination and periphyton PICT patterns for the antifoulant irgarol 1051, around a small marina on the Swedish west coast.

@article{Blanck2009ARA,
  title={A retrospective analysis of contamination and periphyton PICT patterns for the antifoulant irgarol 1051, around a small marina on the Swedish west coast.},
  author={Hans Blanck and Karl Martin Eriksson and Frederick Gr{\"o}nvall and Bj{\"o}rn Dahl and Karell Martinez Guijarro and G{\"o}ran Birgersson and Henrik Kylin},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2009},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={230-7}
}
Irgarol is a triazine photosystem II (PSII) inhibitor that has been used in Sweden as an antifouling ingredient since the 1990s. Early microcosm studies indicated that periphyton was sensitive to irgarol at concentrations regularly found in harbours and marinas. However, field studies of irgarol effects on the Swedish west coast in 1994, using the pollution-induced community tolerance (PICT) approach, failed to detect any effects of the toxicant in the field. A PICT study involves sampling of… CONTINUE READING