What is it?
Zinc Diethyldithiocarbamate is an activator and accelerator for natural rubber, styrene-butadiene, nitrile-butadiene, and butyl rubber.

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.

Uses:
• Condoms and diaphragms
• 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 diethyldithiocarbamate:
• Diethyldithiocarbamic acid zinc salt
• Etazin
• Ethasan
• Ethazate
• Ethyl zimate
• Ethyl Ziram
• Nocceler EZ
• Soxinol EZ
• ZDC
• ZDEC
• Zinc bis(diethyldithiocarbamate)
• Zinc diethylcarbamodithioate

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

How safe is it?

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