What is it?
4-Chloro-3-Cresol is a disinfectant and preservative that is widely used in medicated products, cosmetics and industry.

How can I avoid it?
Skin contact with 4-Chloro-3-Cresolis required for it to cause a rash. Discontinuation of exposure to products containing 4-Chloro-3-Cresol should result in improvement and/or resolution of your dermatitis. By law, all products made in the US for topical use have the ingredients listed either on the product package or the box that contains it, so check the labeling of your skin care products for this ingredient. If there is no information ask your pharmacist or call the company directly. At work, request a material safety data sheet (MSDS) to help identify potential sources of exposure.

Uses:
  • Skin Care Products / CosmeticsmDeodorants
  • Gels, tonics and lotions
  • “Permanents-Relaxers”
  • Soaps / Cleanser
  • Shampoos/ Conditioners
  • Moisturizers
  • Medicated products
  • Corticosteroid creams
  • Topical antiseptics
  • Adhesives
  • Cooling fluids
  • Inks, paints, and varnishes
  • Metalworking fluids
  • Packing materials
  • Textile finishes
  • Pesticides and fungicides
  • Glues
  • Paints
  • Leather processing

Other names for 4-Chloro-3-Cresol:
  • 2-Chloro-5-hydroxytoluene
  • 2-Chloro-hydroxytoluene
  • 3-Methyl-4-chlorophenol
  • 4-Chloro-1-hydroxy-3-methylbenzene
  • 4-Chloro-3-methylphenol
  • 4-Chloro-5-methylphenol
  • 4-Chloro-m-cresol
  • 6-Chloro-3-hydroxytoluene
  • 6-Chloro-m-cresol
  • Chloro-3-cresol
  • Chlorocresol
  • Clorocresol
  • Ottafact
  • Parachlorometacresol
  • Parmetol
  • Parol
  • PCMC
  • Peritonan
  • Perol
  • Phenol, 4-chloro-3-methyl
  • Preventol  CMK
  • p-Chlor-m-cresol
  • p-Chloro-m-cresol
  • p-Chlorocresol

Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
  • 4-Chloro-3-xylenol

How safe is it?

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