What is it?
Wood Tar Mix is a mixture of pine, beech, juniper, and birch tar.

How do I avoid it?
Wearing gloves will offer some protection when handling wood products.  Once sawdust gets inside gloves, they should be washed or replaced.  Some patients sensitive to wood tars may also be sensitive to perfumes in toilet soaps and some cosmetics.

Skin contact with Wood Tar Mix is required for it to cause a rash. Discontinuation of exposure to products containing Wood Tar Mixshould 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 or call the company directly. At work, request a material safety data sheet (MSDS) to help identify potential sources of exposure.

  • Cough syrups
  • Disinfectants
  • Insecticides
  • Perfumes/Colognes/After-shaves/Toiletwater
  • Skin Care Products
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorants
  • Pyorrhea and tooth pulp treatments
  • Veterinary linimentsr
  • Wood preservation
  • Rope preservation

Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
  • Balsam of Peru
  • Coal tar

Other names for Wood Tar Mix:
  • Wood vinegar
  • Pyroligneous acid
  • Pyroligneous acid extract

How safe is it?

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