What is it?
Ammonium Persulfate is primarily an oxidizer and bleacher in hair bleaches and in industry. 

How do I avoid it? 
Avoidance requires reading labels, package inserts, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer that potentially uses this bleaching agent in their products. 

Uses: 
• Hair dyes 
• Oxidizer and bleacher in hair bleaches 
• Textiles 
• Bread (not in U.S.) and food preservation 
• Acrylamide grout and manufacture of polymethacrylate 
• Analytical chemistry 
• Bleaching and deodorizing oils 
• Depolarizer in electric batteries 
• Electroplating 
• Making of soluble starch 
• Manufacturing aniline dyes 
• Oxidizer for copper 
• Polymerization initiator and catalyst 
 Printed circuit boards 
• Reducer and retarder in photography 
• Antioxidant food additives 
• Insecticides for fruit 

Other names for Ammonium Persulfate: 
• Ammonium peroxydisulfate 
• Peroxydisulfuric acid, diammonium salt 
• Diammonium persulfate 
• APS 
• PER 
• Ammonia Persulfate

How safe is it?

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