Thiourea is used as a photographic fixing agent, as well as, an antioxident in the manufacture of rubber, especially neoprene. It is also used as a coating in some copy papers to prevent yellowing.
Always check product labels and use only ingredient labeled products that do not list this chemical or its synonyms.
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:
Tetramethyl thiuram disulfide
Possible Occupational Exposures:
Photographic Process machine Operator
Metal Plating Machine Operators
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Where is it found?
What is it?
Hints on avoiding:
Adhesive tape backing
Diazo Copy paper
Elastic in clothing
Equipment for handling/dumping oil at sea
Fire protection suits
Metal pickling solutions
Neoprene foam weather strips used in cars
Textile cutting patterns duplicated by Diazo paper processing
This information is provided as educational only and is
not intended to substitute for medical care or recommendations by a physician.