Assessment of tributyltin contamination in fish and shellfish and its potential human health risk in Korea

Title
Assessment of tributyltin contamination in fish and shellfish and its potential human health risk in Korea
Author(s)
심원준; 김남숙; 홍상희; 임운혁; 오재룡; 이규태
KIOST Author(s)
Shim, Won Joon(심원준)Hong, Sang Hee(홍상희)Yim, Un Hyuk(임운혁)
Publication Year
2006-05-10
Abstract
Human health risk assessment with consumption of tributyltin contaminated seafood was conducted based on extensive field and market basket survey in Korea. Fish samples were collected by fishing and purchased from local markets. Total 57 fish samples of 22 species were analyzed at 26 sites. Overall ranges of tributyltin concentrations in muscle of fish were from <1 to 176 ng/g. Organotins in liver were analyzed from 45 out of 57 fish samples, and mean total BT concentrations in liver were approximately 13 times higher than those in muscle. Total BTs in muscle and liver of fish collected near shore was 3 and 9 times higher than those in the fish purchased from local markets, respectively. For further market basket survey, total 35 species (consisting of 22 species of fish, 5 of bivalve, 2 of crustacean, 4 of processed food, and 1 of invertebrate) were purchased from the three biggest seafood markets in Korea. The collected seafood stuffs occupy 80% of total fish and shellfish consumption in Korea. Hazard quotient derived from the market basket survey was far less than 1. However, tributyltin and dibutyltin levels in field collected fish and shellfish exceeded the tolerable average residue level.
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/31105
Bibliographic Citation
SETAC Europe 16th Annual Meeting, pp.197 - 198, 2006
Publisher
SETAC Europe
Type
Conference
Language
English
Publisher
SETAC Europe
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Research Interests

Microplastic pollution,Persistent Organic Pollutants,Oil Pollution,미세플라스틱 오염,잔류성 유기오염물질,유류오염

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