Mercapto mix is a mix of 3 chemicals used to screen for allergies used in the rubber manufacturing process. Reaction to this mix usually indicates sensitivity to rubber products.
Please be aware that if your spouse or significant other uses topical skincare products that contain this chemical, skin-to-skin transfer may occur to you.
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:
N-Cyclohexyl-2-benzothiazole-sulenamide (CBS, CBTS)
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Where is it found?
What is it?
Hints on avoiding:
Additive to rubber products
Anti-slip carpet backing
Fuel tank lining
Rubber latex condoms
Rubber soles of shoes
Veterinary and pet products
This information is provided as educational only and is
not intended to substitute for medical care or recommendations by a physician.