What is it?
Aluminum Hydroxide is the salt form of aluminum designed for oral ingestion but has industrial applications and is contained in personal care products.

How can I avoid it?
Skin contact to Aluminum Hydroxide is required for it to cause a rash. Discontinuation of exposure to products containing Aluminum Hydroxide 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.

  • Car wax and polish
  • Ceramic production
  • Fire retardant & smoke suppressant
  • Metal alloys
  • Oral medications to reduce stomach acidity
  • Paints and primers
  • Paper production
  • Photographic development
  • Toothpastes
  • Vaccinations
  • Water purifier
  • Waterproofing textiles
  • Skin Care Products / Cosmetics, including:
  • Antiperspirants / Deodorants

Other names for Aluminum Hydroxide:
  • Alumina trihydroxide
  • Alumina hydrate
  • Aluminum hydrate
  • Aluminic acid

How safe is it?

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