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Document ID (ISN)55908
CIS number 91-930
ISBN(s) 92-4-157116-0
Year 1990
Convention or series no. Environmental Health Criteria 116
International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
Title Tributyltin compounds
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1990. 273p. Illus. Bibl. Price: CHF 29.00; CHF 20.30 (for developing countries).
Abstract Tributyltin (TBT) compounds are irritant to the skin and eyes, and inhalation of aerosols leads to respiratory irritation. Severe dermatitis has been reported following direct contact with tributyltin oxide. The potential problem is made worse by the lack of an immediate response to the skin. It is recommended that countries that have not yet regulated the use of TBT compounds should be encouraged to do so. Detailed summaries in French and Spanish.
Descriptors (primary) IPCS; WHO; organotin compounds; tributyltin oxide; hazard evaluation; environmental pollution; toxicology
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; literature survey; eye irritation; ILO; criteria document; irritation; upper respiratory diseases; dermatitis; UNEP
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Environmental pollution
Risk evaluation