Agent Name

Rubber skin allergens

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Category

Rubber Additives

Sources/Uses

Allergic contact dermatitis in dental workers, housekeeping personnel, mechanics, medical workers and textile workers; [Marks]

Comments

Rubber skin allergies are due to either the rubber additives (allergic contact dermatitis) or the latex (contact urticaria). Rubber allergens include the five rubber mixes used in the routine screening tray for patch testing: 1) thiuram mix, 2) mercaptobenzothiazole, 3) Carba mix, 4) black rubber mix, and 5) mercapto mix. Each of the five mixes is listed separately in this database.

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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