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 U.S. 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 Safety Data Sheet (SDS) to help identify potential sources of exposure.

  • Skin Care Products/Cosmetics
    • Antiperspirants/Deodorants 
    • Body lotion and wipes
    • Hair sprays, gels, tonics and lotions
    • Soaps/Cleansers
    • Shampoos/Conditioners
    • Moisturizers
    • Make-ups
    • Massage oils
    • Powders/Sprays
    • Sunscreens
  • Other:
    • Adhesives
    • Colorant
    • Cutting oils
    • Detergents
    • Dispersed pigments
    • Drilling oils
    • 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
  • Metacide 38

How safe is it?

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