What is it?
Pyrogallol is a chemical found in dyes including hair dyes, photographical developers, and topical medications, especially tar preparations.

How can I avoid it?
You should avoid contact with this substance. Avoidance requires reading labels, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer that produces the product that potentially contains pyrogallol. 

Uses:
  • Dye
  • Hair dyes
  • Leather tanning
  • Pharmaceutical
    • Keralytic
    • Topicals (anti-psoriatic)
  • Photography developer (black and white)
Other names for Pyrogallol:
  • 1,2,3-Benzenetriol
  • Benzene- 1,2,3-Triol
  • CI 76515
  • 2,3-Dihydroxyphenol
  • Oxidation Base 32
  • Pyrogallic Acid
  • 1,2,3-Trihydroxybenzene
Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
  • Resorcin

How safe is it?

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