Organotins have been widely used in many industrial, chemical and agricultural applications. They are toxic endocrine-disruptor chemicals which bioaccumulate and can severely impact the health and development of marine life such as oysters and mussels.
Australia has entered into international agreements and legislated to help preserve marine ecosystems and prevent marine pollution. The International Maritime Organisation banned the use of tributyltin as a biocide in anti-fouling paint in 2003.
Organotins are persistent and continue to be found even in remote locations. They are common contaminants in ports and harbours and are often present at significant levels in berths and inner harbour areas.
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Last updated: 25 November 2021
Content ID: 64579