What is it?
Hexahydro-1,3,5-Tris(2-Hydroxyethyl) Triazine is a bactericide in cooling fluids and various cosmetic/personal care products, acting as a formaldehyde liberator

How can I avoid it?
Skin contact with Hexahydro-1,3,5-Tris(2-Hydroxyethyl) Triazine is required for it to cause a rash. Discontinuation of exposure to products containing Hexahydro-1,3,5-Tris(2-Hydroxyethyl) Triazine 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

  • Cooling fluids and lubrication for metalworking such as cutting and grinding
  • Skin Care Products / Cosmetics
    • Antiperspirants / Deodorants
    • Hair sprays, gels, tonics and lotions
    • Hair Colorants / “Permanents-Relaxers”
    • Soaps / Cleansers
    • Shampoos / Conditioners
    • Moisturizers
    • Make-ups
    • Powders / Sprays
    • Sunscreens
  • Detergents
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Pesticides
  • Biocide in water treatment
Other names for Hexahydro-1,3,5-Tris(2-Hydroxyethyl) Triazine:
  • Grotan BK
  • 1,3,5-Triazine-1,3,5,(2H,4H,6H)-Triethanol
  • Trihydroxyethyl-hexahydrothriazine
  • 1,3,5-tris(2-hydroxyethyl)hexahydro-1,3,5-triazine
  • Hexahydro 1,3, 5-(2-hydroxyethyl)-s-triazine
  • Hexahydro-1, 3, 5-tris(2-hydroxyethyl)-s-triazine
  • Hexahydro-1, 3, 5-tris(2-Hydroxyethyl) triazine
  • Hexahydro-1, 3, 5-triazine-1, 3, 5-triethanol
  • Miliden X-2
  • Onyxide 200
  • Triazine-1, 3, 5(2H, 4H, 6H)-triethanol
  • Triazinetriethanol
  • Tris(2-h ydroxyethyl)hexahydrox-s-triazine
  • Trishydroxyethyl-s-hexahydrotriazine 
Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substance:
  • The triazine molecules release formaldehyde under certain conditions

How safe is it?

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