Effects of Organoboron Antifoulants on Oyster and Sea Urchin Embryo Development

@inproceedings{Tsunemasa2012EffectsOO,
  title={Effects of Organoboron Antifoulants on Oyster and Sea Urchin Embryo Development},
  author={Noritaka Tsunemasa and Ai Tsuboi and Hideo Okamura},
  booktitle={International journal of molecular sciences},
  year={2012}
}
Prohibition of Ot (organotin) compounds was introduced in Japan in 1997 and worldwide from September 2008. This meant that the production of paints containing TBT compounds was stopped and alternatives to the available Ot antifoulants had to be developed. It has been claimed that the degradation by-products of these alternative antifoulants were less toxic than those of Ot compounds. Since the introduction of the alternative antifoulants, the accumulation of these compounds has been reported in… CONTINUE READING