What is it? 
2-Hydroxyethyl methacrylate is an acrylic monomer. It is used in light curing polymer system and high performance coatings for lasting high gloss against scratching, solvents and weathering. 

How do I avoid it? 
You should avoid any contact with this substance. Avoidance requires reading labels, package inserts, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and, on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer. 

  • Acrylic paints 
  • Adhesives
  • Anaerobic metal sealant 
  • Artificial nails 
  • Binder for textile & paper 
  • Contact lens 
  • Dental materials (parodontology & implantology) 
  • Scotchprep dental adhesive 
  • Scotchbond 2 light cure dental adhesive 
  • Hydropad of TENS unit 
  • Lacquers 
  • Neurosurgery for vertebral fusion 
  • Orthopedic surgery as fillings for bone defects, hip prosthesis, osteotomy 
  • Reconstructive surgery 
  • UV-inks & coatings 
  • Water based paints 

Other names for 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate: 
  • HEMA 
  • 2-HEMA 
  • Ethylene glycol methacrylate 
  • Ethylene glycol monomethacrylate 
  • Glycol methacrylate 
  • Beta-hydroxyethel methacrylate 
  • Mhoromer 
  • Methacrylic acid 
  • 2-Hydroxy Ethyl Ester

How safe is it?

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