What is it?
Sodium 2 Pyridinethiol-1-Oxide inhibits the growth of fungi, yeast, mold and bacteria.

How do I avoid it?
Avoidance requires reading the product labels, package inserts, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer. 

  • Bactericide for use in cooling fluids
  • Common anti-dandruff shampoos, bubble bath and hand soaps
  • Preservative for cosmetic rinse off products
  • Semisynthetic and synthetic oils
  • Short term preservation of vinyl acetate latex paints and synthetic fiber lubricants
  • Water-based printer’s ink
  • Adhesives
Other names for sodium-2-pyridinethiol-1-oxide:
  • Sodium omadine
  • Sodium pyrithione
  • Sodium (2-pyridylthio)-N-oxide 
  • Na 2 pyridinethiol-1-oxide

How safe is it?

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