Para-tert-butylpheonol formaldehyd resin (or 4-tert-butylphenol) is an adhesive commonly used to bond leather, rubber-to-rubber, or rubber-to-metal surfaces. It is a common cause of shoe allergic contact dermatitis.
Wear protective coverings when working with glues.
Protect yourself from sawdust from fiberglass or hardboard.
Let your dentist know of your sensitivity.
It may take 2 to 3 weeks of avoiding exposure before improvement of your eruption begins.
Please be aware that if your spouse or significant other uses topical skin care products that contain this chemical, skin-to-skin transfer may occur to you.
Wet leather or rubber products, which have been glued with this resin, may leach this out on the skin.
Other names you may see this chemical listed as:
4 (1,1-dimethylethyl) phenol
4-tert-Butylphenol formaldehyde resin
Paratertiary butylphenol formaldehyde resin
p-t-Butylphenol formaldehyde resin
p-tert-Butylphenol formaldehyde resin
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Hints on avoiding:
Raincoat Shoe adhesive, other glued leather goods
Potential Occupational Exposures:
This information is provided as educational only and is
not intended to substitute for medical care or recommendations by a physician.