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Tin Oxide

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Other Concerns

Enhanced skin absorption, Persistence and bioaccumulation (high), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low), and Occupational hazards (low)

SYNONYMS

CI 77861, STANNIC OXIDE, TIN MONOXIDE, TIN OXIDE, and TIN OXIDE (SNO)

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


Tin oxide is an inorganic oxide that is naturally found in mineral form.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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eye shadow1104 products
lipstick680 products
lip gloss578 products
bronzer/highlighter448 products
blush281 products
eye liner245 products
nail polish162 products
concealer116 products
foundation65 products
mask65 products
lip balm61 products
lip plumper59 products
lip liner58 products
makeup primer46 products
facial moisturizer/treatment41 products
facial powder36 products
body oil30 products
hair color and bleaching28 products
exfoliant/scrub28 products
glitter27 products
around-eye cream23 products
serums & essences22 products
setting powder/spray18 products
moisturizer16 products
lip balm with SPF15 products
brow liner14 products
body wash/cleanser13 products
daily use with SPF12 products
11 products
bath oil/salts/soak11 products
bar soap11 products
recreational sunscreen10 products
body powder10 products
mascara8 products
hair styling aide6 products
facial cleanser5 products
shampoo5 products
hair treatment/serum4 products
liquid hand soap3 products
bubble bath3 products
styling gel/lotion3 products
nail glue3 products
conditioner3 products
body spray2 products
CC cream2 products
sunless tanning2 products
anti-aging2 products
makeup remover1 products
hair spray1 products
tanning oil1 products
toners/astringents1 products
body firming lotion1 products

Enhanced skin absorption

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Nano-scale ingredients with potential to absorb into the skinOpen scientific literature
Suspected nano-scale ingredients with potential to absorb into the skinNanomaterial Database

Occupational hazards

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Allowed workplace exposures restricted to very low dosesNational Library of Medicine HazMap
Allowed workplace exposures restricted to low dosesNational Library of Medicine HazMap
Multiple case study detailing occupational hazardsOpen scientific literature

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlife and humansOpen scientific literature
Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlifeOpen scientific literature
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature
any or allergies - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed/unreview: published lit review or major tox studyOpen scientific literature

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as toxic or harmful.Open scientific literature
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of any irritationOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any irritationOpen scientific literature
any - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed/unreview: published lit review or major tox studyOpen scientific literature

Cancer

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Mutagen - limited evidenceOpen scientific literature

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of environmental toxicity or persistenceOpen scientific literature
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
5274 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • NanoWerk. 2007. Nanomaterial Database. Available online: http://www.nanowerk.com/phpscripts/n_dbsearch.php
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2006. HazMap — Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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