Organotin

Environmental fate and effects

  • Michael A. Champ
  • Peter F. Seligman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxviii
  2. Michael A. Champ, Terry L. Wade
    Pages 55-94
  3. James H. Weber, Cesar Clavell, Martha O. Stallard, Aldis O. Valkirs
    Pages 95-110
  4. R. J. Huggett, F. A. Espourteille, C. D. Rice, M. A. Unger, C. A. Dooley, S. Y. Cola
    Pages 135-141
  5. K. W. M. Siu, S. S. Berman
    Pages 143-155
  6. Lenwood W. Hall Jr, Steven J. Bushong
    Pages 157-190
  7. Roy B. Laughlin Jr, John Thain, Brad Davidson, Aldis O. Valkirs, Frederick C. Newton III
    Pages 191-217
  8. R. Scott Henderson, Sandra M. Salazar
    Pages 281-303
  9. Roy B. Laughlin Jr
    Pages 331-355
  10. M. H. Roberts Jr, R. J. Huggett, M. E. Bender, H. Slone, P. F. De Lisle
    Pages 357-368
  11. Richard F. Lee
    Pages 369-382

About this book

Introduction

single toxicant before it, yet one that has now been brought under effective control-at least in estuaries and the nearshore environment. The problem with TBT and its cause was first recognized in France, then in the United Kingdom and the United States of America; and in these and other countries legislation is now in place (see Abel, Chapter 2; Champ and Wade, Chapter 3), but in many countries the hazard is only now being identified. This volume has the important function of making available to all a summary of the results of work on TBT and the main conclusions. It will help to minimize the duplication of research and speed the introduction of legislation around the world to control organotin pollution. It is the more valuable because research on TBT has often been published in less accessible journals and symposium proceedings. This volume brings together accounts of these findings by the major contributors to the TBT story, providing the most comprehensive account to date. The TBT problem has proved to be instructive in a number of different ways beyond the bounds of the specific issue (Stebbing, 1985). Most important is that TBT can be seen as a challenge to monitoring systems for nearshore waters, by which it can be judged how effective monitoring has been in fulfilling its purpose, and what improvements should be made. Most instructive was the time it took to bring TBT under control.

Keywords

bioaccumulation bioconcentration biota cetacea ecosystem ecosystems environment environmental distribution environmental fate leachate mussels pollution sorption toxicity wastewater

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael A. Champ
    • 1
  • Peter F. Seligman
    • 2
  1. 1.Texas Engineering Experiment Station, Washington, DC OfficeTexas A&M University SystemArlingtonUSA
  2. 2.Naval Command, Control, and Ocean Surveillance Center, RDT&E Division, Environmental SciencesUS NavySan DiegoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-1507-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-58240-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1507-7
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