What is it? 
BHA and BHT are used as preservatives (antioxidants) in foods, cosmetics, medicaments, and in industry.  Antioxidents protect from oxidation which lead to a rancid odor & color changes in some foods

How can I avoid it? 
Skin contact with BHA and BHT is required for it to cause a rash. Discontinuation of exposure to products containing BHA and BHT 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 you skin care products for this ingredient.  If there is no information ask your pharmacist.  At work, request a material safety data sheet (MSDS) to help identify potential sources of exposure

  • Animal feeds 
  • Cosmetics 
  • Embalming fluid
  • Foods  
    • Beverages 
    • Gum  
    • Ice cream 
    • Fruits  
    • Cereal  
    • Butter  
    • Baked goods  
    • Snack food  
    • Dehydrated potato chips  
    • Beer  
    • Preserved meat  
    • Dessert mixes
  • Glues 
  • Fuel additive 
  • Medicated creams and gels 
  • Paints 
  • Petrolatum products 
  • Plastic 
  • Rubber

Other names for BHA and BHT: 
  •  BHA:
    • Butylated Hydroxyanisole 
    • 2-tert-Butyl-4-methoxyphenol 
    • 4-Methoxy-2-tert-butylphenol 
    • Embanox
    • Nipantiox 1-F 
    • Phenol (1,1-dimethylethyl) 4-methylphenol 
    • Sustane l-F 
    • Tenox 
    • Vyox 
    • BOA 
    • Antioxyne B 
    • Antrancine 12 
    • Hydragen DEO
    • Ionol
    • Tenox BHT
    • Topanol OC and O
  • BHT: 
    • Butylated Hydroxytoluene
    • 2,6-Bis (1,1 dimethylethyl)-4-methylphenol 
    • 2,6-di-tert-Butyl-4-cresol 
    • 4-Methyl-2,6-di-tert-butylphenol  
    • Annulex BHT 
    • Catalin CAO-3
    • DBPC
    • Embanox BHT

How safe is it?

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