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
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
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:
Cold Sterilization solution
Liquid Fabric softener
Treatment for warts
Waterless hand cleaners cosmetics used in treatment of excessive sweating
This information is provided as educational only and is
not intended to substitute for medical care or recommendations by a physician.