Ecological risk assessments of endocrine disrupting organotin compounds using marine neogastropods in Hong Kong.

@article{Leung2006EcologicalRA,
  title={Ecological risk assessments of endocrine disrupting organotin compounds using marine neogastropods in Hong Kong.},
  author={Kenneth Mei Yee Leung and R. Y. Kwong and Wei Cheng Ng and Toshihiro Horiguchi and Jian-Wen Qiu and Ruiqiang Yang and Maoyong Song and Guibin Jiang and Gene Jin-Shu Zheng and Paul K S Lam},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2006},
  volume={65 6},
  pages={922-38}
}
As active ingredients of anti-fouling paints that are widely used on ship hulls, organotin compounds, in particular tributyltin (TBT), are well-known endocrine disruptors causing sex changes in marine organisms and widespread in coastal waters and sediments worldwide. In this study, a comprehensive ecological risk assessment (ERA) of organotins was conducted in Hong Kong waters through determining the imposex status, sex ratio and tissue burdens of these compounds in the neogastropods, Thais… CONTINUE READING

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