Tin: biological information

Tin might be a necessary element in very, very, small quantities in rats. Organotin compounds are used as bactericides and fungicides in marine environments but cause environmental concern as they cause severe problems to local wildlife.

Levels in humans

Table: the abundances of the elements in humans.
Human abundance by weight200 ppb by weight
Human abundance by atoms11 atoms relative to C = 1000000

How much tin is in your body? Find out here.

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Hazards and Risks

Hazards and risks associated with tin: the metal itself is not a major hazard. However, all tin compounds, especially organotin compounds should be regarded as highly toxic. Organotin compounds are used as bactericides and fungicides in marine environments but cause environmental concern as they cause severe problems to local wildlife.

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