What is it?
Tin is used in primarily electroplating, soldering, and dental amalgams. Eletroplating gives metals or plastic articles a protective surface and/or attractive appearance.
How can I avoid it?
Avoidance requires reading the product labels, package inserts, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer.
- Anti-fouling agent in painting
- Collapsible tubes
- Dental amalgams
- Food packaging
- Glass bottle manufacturing
- Soldering alloys
- Specialized alloys including pewter and bronze
- Tin-plated steel used in decorative pieces
Other names for Tin:
Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances: