This chemical is used as a preservative and its most common skin exposure is with cosmetics and shampoos. This is a formaldehyde-releasing agent and may cross reaction in formaldehyde-sensitive individuals.
Always check product labels and use only ingredient labeled products that do not list this chemical or its synonyms.

If your spouse uses products, which are on the list, skin-to-skin transfer may occur.

Other names you may see this chemical listed as:
  1,2-dimethylol-5,5-dimethyl hydantoin
  1,3-bis (hydroxymethyl)-5,5-dimethyl-2,4-imidazolidinedione
  Dantoin DMDMH
  Dimethyloldimethyl hydantoin
  DMDM hydantoin
  Glydant Plus (95:5 misture of DMDM hydantoin and Ido propynyl butyl carbamate)
  Mackgard DM
  Nipaguard DMDMH
DMDM Hydantoin
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Where is it found?
What is it?
Hints on avoiding:
Antiarrhythmic agents
Anticonvulsive agents
Color photography
Copy paper
Cutting oils
Floor waxes

Possible cross-reactions may occur with other chemical:
Hair conditioners
Latex paints
Skin care products

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This information is provided as educational only and is
not intended to substitute for medical care or recommendations by a physician.