What is it?
Chloroacetamide is a preservative used primarily to prevent yeast and bacteria growth in products.

How can I avoid it?
Skin contact with Chloroacetamide is required for it to cause a rash. Discontinuation of exposure to products containing Chloroacetamide should result in improvement and/or resolution of your dermatitis. By law, all products made in the U.S. 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 contact the company directly. At work, request
a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) to help identify potential sources of exposure.

Uses:
• Adhesives
  • Glues
  • Glues used in the manufacture of shoes
• Machinery
  • Cooling fluids
  • Cutting oils
• Skin care products/Cosmetics
  • “Permanents-Relaxers”
  • Soaps/Cleansers (hand and body cleansers)
  • Shampoos/Conditioners
  • Moisturizers
  • Make-ups
  • Sunscreens/Self-tanners
• Medications (prescription, and over the counter), such as
  • Anesthetics
  • Antiseptics
  • Creams, ointments, solutions
  • Foot and other powders
  • Nasal decongestants
  • Herbal remedies, including traditional Chinese medications
  • Wound dressings
• Other
  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Disinfectants
Other names for Chloracetamide:
• Chloramine T
• 2-Chloroacetamide
• CAA
• Microcide
• Alpha-chloracetamide

Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
• Formaldehyde

How safe is it?

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