Although not well studied in humans, occupational exposure of pregnant women to low levels of tin is associated with increased risk of stillbirth.
Tin mesoporphyrin (SnMP, stannsoporfin) and tin protoporphyrin (SnPP) have been used experimentally to prevent and treat jaundice (yellowing of the skin) in newborns. However, these compounds are also photosensitizing agents and release toxic oxygen species. More high-quality research is needed to determine safety and efficacy.
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