How safe is it?

What is it?
Methyldibromo glutaronitrile is primarily a preservative in skin care products, paints, and wood.
Skin contact with Methyldibromo glutaronitrile is required for it to cause a rash. Discontinuation of exposure to products containing Methyldibromo glutaronitrile 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.

Uses:
  • 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
  • Other:
    • Adhesives
    • Detergents
    • Dispersed pigments
    • Latex emulsions and paints
    • Metal working fluids
    • Moist toilet paper
    • Paper
    • Paste, glue
    • Ultrasound gel
    • Wood preservatives

Other names for Methyldibromo glutaronitrile:
  • 2-Bromo-2 (bromomethyl) glutaroetrile
  • 2-Bromo-2 (bromomethyl) plentanedentrile
  • Dibromoderyanobutane-Methydibromoglutaronitrile
  • Euxyl K-400
  • Medquat 200
  • Ekthmel 38
  • 1,2-Dibromo-2,4-dicyanobutane
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