Environmental risk limits for organotin compounds
- Public on: 2012-07-26
- Author: van Herwijnen R
RIVM Report 607711009
76 pages | English | 2012
RIVM has derived environmental risk limits (ERLs) for three organotin compounds: dibutyltin, tributyltin and triphenyltin. These are the most widely used organotin compounds. Dibutyltin has several uses, for example in the plastic PVC and in printer toner. Tributyltin and triphenyltin are mainly used for wood conservation and as antifouling. Triphenyltin was also used as plant protection product for potatoes. The use as antifouling has been banned within Europe since 2003, and there is no authorisation anymore for the use of triphenyltin as plant protection product.