What is it?
Methacrylate is present in adhesives and acrylic resins in polyethylene glycol dimethacrylate in Loctite® anaerobic sealants.

How can I avoid it?
Skin contact with tetraethyleneglycol dimethacrylate is required for it to cause a rash. Discontinuation of exposure to products containing tetraethyleneglycol dimethacrylate 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 ingredients in your products. At work, request a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) to help identify potential sources of exposure.

Uses:
• Adhesives
• Sealants
• Dental components

Other names for tetraethyleneglycol dimethacrylate:
• Oxybis(2,1-ethanediyloxy-2,1-ethanediyl)ester
• 2-methyl-2-Propenoic acid oxybis(2,1-ethanediyloxy-2,1-ethanediyl)ester
• Peg-4 Dimethacylate
• PEG bismethacrylate
• PEG dimethacrylate
• TGMA
• PEG hydrogel

Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
• Other acrylates

How safe is it?

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