This chemical is commonly used for the cold sterilization of medical and dental equipment, and as a disinfectant. It is also used as to tan shoe leather.
It may take 2 to 3 weeks of avoiding exposure before improvement of your eruption begins.

Other names you may see this chemical listed as:
  Glutaraldehyde 1% in petrolatum

Possible Occupational Exposures:
  Clinical Laboratory and Radiology technicians
  Funeral Directors
  Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
  Mail Clerks
  Nurses aids and orderlies
  Photographic Process machine operators
  Printing machine Operators
  Respiratory and Physical Therapists
  Stock and Inventory clerks

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Where is it found?
What is it?
Hints on avoiding:
Antifungal treatment
Clothing tanners
Cold Sterilization solution
Embalming fluid
Leather tanners
Liquid Fabric softener
Photographic solutions
Tissue fixative
Treatment for warts
Wall paper
Waterless hand cleaners cosmetics used in treatment of excessive sweating
X-ray solution

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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.