What is it?
Mercuric Chloride is a metal compound used in a wide range of ways including disinfectant, antiseptic, insecticide and preservative.

How can I avoid it?
Avoidance requires reading the product labels, package inserts, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer. 

• Antiseptic
• Disinfectant
• Batteries (dry) (depolarizer)
• Electroplating aluminum
• Fungicides
• Furs, mordant for rabbit and beaver
• Hair tonics
• Photography (antiseptic and intensifier)
• Preserving wood and anatomical specimens
• Tanning leather
• Wood staining
• Preservative
• Insecticide
• Dental material/Amalgams
• Over the counter topical treatments
  • Stimulant laxatives
  • Diaper rash ointment
  • Eye drops
  • Nasal sprays
Other names for mercuric chloride:
  • Corrosive mercury chloride
  • Corrosive sublimate
  • Mercury (II) chloride
  • Mercury bichloride
  • Mercury perchloride
  • Bichloride of mercury
  • Dichloromercury
  • Mercury chloride
Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
  • Mercurials
  • Mercury
  • Mercury ammonium chloride

How safe is it?

Hang tight. We're thinking.