What is it?
Tin is a metal primarily used in electroplating, soldering, and dental amalgams. Electroplating 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, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer.

  • Antifouling agent in painting
  • Collapsible tubes
  • Dental amalgams
  •  Food packaging (canned goods)
  • Glass bottle manufacturing
  • Soldering alloys
  • Specialized alloys including pewter and bronze
  • Tin-plated steel used in decorative pieces
Other names for tin:
  • Tin (IV) oxide
Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
  • Nickel

How safe is it?

Hang tight. We're thinking.