What is it?
Palladium chloride is a chemical element used with other metals in many industries from the automotive industry to dentistry.

How can I avoid it?
Skin contact with Palladium Chloride is required for it to cause a rash. Discontinuation of exposure to products containing Palladium Chloride 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. At work, request a material safety data sheet (MSDS) to help identify potential sources of exposure.

Uses:
  • Blood sugar strips
  • Catalytic converters
  • Jewelry
  • Electrical switches and relays
  • Glass industry
  • Electronics
  • Dental alloys and porcelain overlay bridgework
  • Electroplating clocks and watches
  • Industrial catalysts
  • Photography
  • Aircraft spark plugs
  • Hydrogen storage
  • Production of surgival instruments
  • Technology
  • Carbon monoxide detectors
  • Electrodes
  • Computer circuits

Other Names for palladium chloride:
  • Palladous chloride
  • Palladium dichloride

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

How safe is it?

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