What is it?
Drometrizole is an ultra-violet (UV) light absorber and photostabilizer that is added to plastics to prevent deterioration by sunlight.  It can also be found in cosmetics, orthodontic adhesives, textiles, and dyes.

How do I avoid it?
Skin contact with Drometrizole is required for it to cause a rash. Discontinuation of exposure to products containing Drometrizole should result in improvement and/or the 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 on the box that contains it, so check the labeling of your skin care products
for this ingredient. If there is not enough information, contact your pharmacist or retailer, or contact the company directly. At work, request a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) to help identify potential sources of exposure.

• Acrylic materials
• Cosmetics/Personal care
Nail enamels
Hair care products
• Orthodontic adhesives
• Dyes
• Ostomy bags
• Pain additives
• Plastic watch straps
• Plastics
• Spandex
• Textiles

Other names for Drometrizole:
• 2-(2H-Benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-methylphenol
• 2-(2H-Benzotriazol-2-yl)-p-cresol
• 2-(2’-Hydroxy-5’-methylphenyl)benzotriazole
• Tinuvin P
• Benazol P
• Porex P

How safe is it?

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