Hair tin (Sn) levels correlate with environmental exposure. Sn is a toxic element in both its organic and inorganic forms.
Sources for Sn are:
- dental amalgams
- food and beverage containers
- anti-corrosive plating
Symptoms of Sn toxciity include:
- skin, eye, GI tract irritation
- muscle weakness
- testicular degeneration
Typically, Sn will form a ball in the body, forming a cyst. Sn can penetrate into the brain.