What is it?
Hexahydro-1,3,5-tris-(2-hydroxyethyl)triazine is a chemical used in pesticides and as 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 the 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 not enough information, ask your pharmacist or retailer or contact the company directly. At work, request a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) to help identify potential sources of exposure.

• Cooling fluids and lubrication for metalworking such as cutting and grinding
• Skin Conditioning and protecting products.
• Detergents
• Dishwashing liquid
• Biocide in water treatment
• Pesticides

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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