Ecological Risk Assessment of Tributyltin in the Coastal Environment of Korea

Title
Ecological Risk Assessment of Tributyltin in the Coastal Environment of Korea
Author(s)
심원준
KIOST Author(s)
Shim, Won Joon(심원준)
Publication Year
2003-04-11
Abstract
Since the early 1980s, tributyltin (TBT) has been one of environmental concerns due to its high toxicity and direct introduction into the aquatic environment mainly from antifouling paints applied for ship hulls. The high toxicities of TBT have been revealed in a number of aquatic animals. Although many countries, including Korea, regulated use of TBT for ships less than 25 m in length from the early 1980s, contamination persist at chronic levels. To assess the risk of marine organisms imposed by TBT in the marine environment of Korea, logistic regression risk assessment model (95% species protection) was run with expected TBT concentrations in coastal waters and literature surveyed toxicological data of TBT. Based on the acute and chronic toxicity data, more than 95% of marine species could be protected from TBT contamination. However, about 15% of species could be affected by water TBT contamination in chronic threshold toxicity levels. The effects of TBT on marine organisms are confined near TBT source areas such as harbors and shipyards in Korea
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/32345
Bibliographic Citation
Notoxic Antifouling Strategies Workshop, pp.3, 2003
Publisher
Poseidon Ocean Science Inc.
Type
Conference
Language
English
Publisher
Poseidon Ocean Science Inc.
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Research Interests

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

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