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Document ID (ISN)104906
CIS number 06-257
ISBN(s) 92-4-153065-0
Year 2005
Convention or series no. CICAD No.65
Author(s) Howe P., Watts P.
Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC)
Title Tin and inorganic tin compounds
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 2005. iv, 73p. 370 ref.
Internet access 06-0257.pdf [in English]
Abstract This criteria document evaluates the health and environmental effects of tin and inorganic tin compounds. Main conclusions: gases, dusts and fumes containing tin may be released from smelting and refining processes, industrial uses of tin, waste incineration and burning of fossil fuels; occupational inhalation of particles containing water-insoluble tin compounds has been associated with a benign pneumoconiosis (stannosis); tin metal is not an skin irritant but tin(II) chloride has been found to be irritating to human skin; tin absorption following ingestion may interfere with the status of other important metallic minerals (eg zinc). Because of the limited availability of data, no tolerable concentrations for inhalation or ingestion exposure have been set. Detailed summaries in French and Spanish.
Descriptors (primary) IPCS; tin and compounds; ecotoxicology; toxicology
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; literature survey; tin; ILO; criteria document; WHO; IARC; tinsmelters pneumoconiosis; UNEP
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom; WHO
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Pollution control