Organotin compounds in the liver tissue of marine mammals from the Polish coast of the Baltic Sea.

  title={Organotin compounds in the liver tissue of marine mammals from the Polish coast of the Baltic Sea.},
  author={Tomasz Maciej Ciesielski and Andrzej Wasik and Iwona Kuklik and Krzysztof E. Skora and Jacek Namieśnik and Piotr Szefer},
  journal={Environmental science \& technology},
  volume={38 5},
Butyltins (BTs) and phenyltins (PhTs) were determined in the livers of marine mammals found by-caught or stranded along the Polish coast of the Baltic Sea. During the investigation an original analytical method was developed. Butyltin compounds were detected in all the liver samples, whereas phenyltins were not detected in any of the samples. The total concentrations of BTs ranged from 43.9 to 7698 ng(Sn) x g(-1) dry weight. Age-related trends to accumulate BTs in immature porpoises were found… 

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