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 
  • Tin-plating
Other names for Tin:
  • Tin (IV) oxide
Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
  • Nickel

How safe is it?

Hang tight. We're thinking.