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. 

• 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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