|Document ID (ISN)||77948|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
|Convention or series no.
||Dewitte J.D., Choucroun P., Sawicki B.
||Toxicity of tin and its compounds
||Toxicité de l'étain et de ses dérivés [in French]|
||Toxicologie-Pathologie professionnelle, 3rd Quarter 2001, No.132, 4p. Illus. 16 ref.
||02-0363.pdf [in French]
||Tin is used in industry, as well as in veterinary and medical applications. It forms many inorganic or organometallic compounds. Organotin compounds are highly toxic to bacteria, algae, fungi and phyto- and zooplankton. For this reason, they are widely used in anti-fouling marine paints. However, these compounds appear to present a hazard to aquatic life, notably by disrupting the endocrine system. Their use has been severely curtailed by the 76/769/EEC directive. Cases of food poisoning have been described in human pathology. Concerning the respiratory system, a case of stannosis, a specific form of pneumoconiosis, is described. Skin and respiratory irritation symptoms are also well known. Finally, a case of neurotoxicity is reported in connection with exposure to organotin compounds. Metallic tin is not subject to any specific regulations, and the handling of its compounds is not subject to any specific medical surveillance requirement.
||toxic effects; tin and compounds; toxicology; France
||neurotoxic effects; tin; upper respiratory tract; European Communities; organotin compounds; data sheet; antifouling paints; tinsmelters pneumoconiosis; skin; food contamination; encyclopaedia; irritation
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)