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Biocide from antifouling paints affecting marine life, research says

21 August 2011

A research study by the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Dona Paula, Goa, suggests that Indian waters, especially marine animals such as amphipods, lobster, crabs, shrimp, mussel, copepods, oyster, phytoplanktons and many other organisms are substantially being affected with Tributyltin (TBT), which is an active ingredient of many products that act as biocides against a wide range of organisms. It is mainly used as an antifoulant paint additive on ship and boat hulls, docks, fishnets, and buoys to discourage the growth of marine organisms such as bacteria, mussels and algae….

Read more: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Biocide-from-antifouling-paints-affecting-marine-life–research-says/834776/

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August 22, 2011 at 6:35 am

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