What is it?
Aluminum Hydroxide is the salt form of aluminum designed for oral ingestion but has industrial applications and can also be 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 not enough information, ask your pharmacist or retailer, or call the company directly. At work, request a
Safety Data Sheet (SDS) 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 (antacid) for humans and pets
  • 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:
  • Algeldrate (antacid)
  • Alumina trihydroxide
  • Alumina hydrate
  • Aluminum hydrate
  • Aluminic acid
  • Alumina hydrated
  • Aluminium hydroxide sulphate
  • Aluminum hydroxide sulfate (AL (OH) (SO4))
  • Aluminum oxide trihydrate
  • Aluminum oxide hydrate
  • Aluminum trihydroxide
  • Aluminum hydroxide
  • Hydrate aluminum oxide

How safe is it?

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