What is it?
Ethyl methacrylate is methacrylate monomer used to manufacture plastics. “Monomer” is a plastic compound.
How should I avoid it?
Avoidance of ethyl methacrylate is necessary to prevent recurrent allergic contact dermatitis. Cross-sensitization occurs among acrylates, which makes switching from one acrylate to another often unsuccessful in avoiding allergic contact dermatitis. Rubber gloves do not prevent penetration of acrylic monomers.
- Artificial nails
- Nail extenders
- Adhesive tape
- Contact lenses
- Hearing aids
- Artificial joint
- Printing plates
- Coatings for glass, rubber, leather, and textiles
Other names for Ethyl Methacrylate:
- Acrylate monomer
- Acrylate plastic
- Acrylate resin
- Acrylate acid ethyl ester
- 2-Methyl-2-prpanoic acid, ethyl ester
- 2-Proponoic acid, 2-methy-,ethyl ester
Potential cross reacting/co-reacting substances:
- Other acrylic monomers and polymers