|Document ID (ISN)||55908|
|Convention or series no.
||Environmental Health Criteria 116
International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
||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).
||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.
||IPCS; WHO; organotin compounds; tributyltin oxide; hazard evaluation; environmental pollution; toxicology
||toxic effects; literature survey; eye irritation; ILO; criteria document; irritation; upper respiratory diseases; dermatitis; UNEP
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)