What is it?
Methenamine is usually used in the manufacture of formaldehyde resins, rubber, and the explosive cyclonite. It is also used as a urinary antibacterial and antiseptic.

How do I avoid it?
You should avoid any contact with this substance. Avoidance requires reading labels, package inserts, Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and, on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer.

Uses:
• Antibiotics
• Antiseptic agent (urinary)
• Coatings and sealing compounds
• Corrosion inhibitor for steel
• Deodorant
• Dye fixative
• Epoxy curing agent
• Explosive manufacturing
• Fireproof materials
• Formaldehyde liberator
• Fuel tablets for camping stoves
• Hair shampoo and conditioner
• Lubricating and insulating oils
• Paint and lacquers
• Photography
• Rubber accelerator
• Rubber/Textile adhesives
• Preservative in
  • Cheese
  • Hides
  • Cosmetics
Other names for Methenamine:
• 1,3,5,7-tetraazaadamantane
• 1,3,5,7-Tetraazatricyclo [3.3.2.23,7]-decane
• Aminoform
• Ammoform
• Ammoformaldehyde
• Cystamin
• Cystogen
• Formin
• Hexamethylenamine
• Hexamethylenetetramine
• Hexamine
• HMT
• HMTA
• Uritone
• Urotropin

Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
• Formaldehyde

Other:
• Liberates formaldehyde in the presence of acids
• May cause airborne contact dermatitis

How safe is it?

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