||Ambient aquatic life water quality criteris for tributyltin /
||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Water quality. ;
Water quality ;
Water pollution effects ;
Aquatic plants ;
Endocrine disruption ;
National criteria ;
Aquatic ecosystems ;
Aquatic animals ;
Water quality criteria
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||vii, 138 pages ; 28 cm
Tributyltin (TBT) is a highly toxic biocide that has been used extensively to protect the hulls of large ships. It is a problem in the aquatic environment because it is extremely toxic to non-target organisms, is linked to imposex and immuno-supression in snails and bivalves, and can be persistent. EPA is developing ambient water quality criteria for TBT through its authority under Section 304(a) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). These water quality criteria may be used by States and authorized Tribes to establish water quality standards for TBT.
Cover title. "December 1993." "EPA/822-R-03-031." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.