What is it?
Zinc Dibutyldithiocarbamate is used as an activator and accelerator in natural rubber synthetic latexes.

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

• Antidegradant, and accelerator
  • natural rubber
  • butadiene
  • styrene-butadiene
  • nitrile-butadiene
  • butyl rubber
  • ethylene-propylene-diene terpolymers
• Antioxidant in rubber-based adhesive
• Condoms and diaphragms
• Cosmetic biocide for skin cleanser and odor prevention
• Gloves (household, work, or hospital)
• Heavy rubber products used in industry
• Leather shoes (insoles, adhesives, and linings)
• Medical devices
• Renal dialysis equipment
• Rubber in elasticized undergarments and clothing
• Rubber pillows and sheets
• Rubber shoes (sneakers, tennis shoes, and the like)
• Sponge makeup applicators and rubber eyelash curlers
• Stabilizer in cement
• Swim wear
• Tires
• Toys

Other names for zinc dimethyldithiocarbamate:
• Butasan
• Butazate
• Butazin
• Butyl Zimate
• Butyl Ziram
• Nocceler BZ
• Soxinol
• Zinc bis(dibutyldithiocarbamate)
• Zinc N, N-dibutyldithiocarbamate

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

How safe is it?

Hang tight. We're thinking.