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 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 no information ask your pharmacist or call the company directly. At work, request a material
safety data sheet (MSDS) to help identify potential sources of exposure.
• Skin Care Products / Cosmetics
- Cooling fluids
- Cutting oils
• Medications, topical, prescription and over the counter such as
- Soaps / Cleansers
- Shampoos / Conditioners
- Sunscreens / self tanners
- Creams, Ointments, Solutions
- Foot And Other Powders
- Nasal Decongestants
- Herbal remedies, including Traditional Chinese Medications
- Wound Dressings
Other names for Chloracetamide:
- Other pesticides
• Chloramine T