Fetal Exposure to Tributyltin Linked to Obesity, University of California, Irvine Study

Published: Jan 25, 2013

Exposing pregnant mice to low doses of the chemical tributyltin (TBT) -- which was used in marine antifouling paints and is used as an antifungal agent in some paints, certain plastics and a variety of consumer products -- can lead to obesity for multiple generations without subsequent exposure, a UC Irvine study has found.

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