Agent Name

ISOTHIAZOLINONES

Alternative Name

CLASS

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

CLASSES

Category

Biocides/Disinfectants

Sources/Uses

Isothiazolinones are used as preservatives, biocides, and disinfectants.

Comments

One of the isothiazolinones is methylchloroisothiazolinone/methylisothiazolinone (Kathon CG). It is a mixture of these two isothiazolinone. ". . . Nethercott et al. found that 11 of 27 (41%) metalworkers with eczematous dermatitis in an engine parts manufacturing plant developed allergic contact dermatitis due to Kathon 886 MW in metal-working fluids." [Marks, p. 102-3] Occupational asthma reported in an isothiazolinone manufacturing plant; [Malo]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

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