Imposex reduction and residual butyltin contamination in southern Brazilian harbors.

  title={Imposex reduction and residual butyltin contamination in southern Brazilian harbors.},
  author={{\'I}talo Braga de Castro and Martina Rossato and Gilberto Fillmann},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  volume={31 5},
The imposex incidence was appraised in South American gastropods, considering the scenario before and after the global ban of tributyltin (TBT). A statistically significant reduction in imposex indexes was observed in Stramonita haemastoma collected in 2006 and 2010 from areas under the influence of four coastal harbors from southern Brazil. This reduction may be because of the effectiveness of the global ban issued by the International Maritime Organization, although the restrictions on TBT… CONTINUE READING


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