This chemical is widely used as surfactant agent which helps stabilize the foam in hand gels, hand washing liquids, shampoos and dishwashing liquid. This chemical is derived from whole coconut and is a non- ionic surfactant. A surfactants, when added to liquids, reduces surface tension which increases its spreading and wetting ability.
It may take 2 to 3 weeks of avoiding exposure before improvement of your eruptions begins.
Other names you may see this chemical listed as:
Coconut oil diethanolamine
Coconut oil acid
Potential Occupational Exposures:
Food Preparations occupations
Janitors and Maids
Sheet metal workers
Heating, Air, and refrigeration mechanics
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Hints on avoiding:
All purpose cleaners
Dish washing detergents
Hand washing Liquids
Hydraulic mining oil
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not intended to substitute for medical care or recommendations by a physician.