Rubber skin allergens

Agent Name
Rubber skin allergens
Major Category
Plastics & Rubber
Rubber Additives
Allergic contact dermatitis in dental workers, housekeeping personnel, mechanics, medical workers and textile workers; [Marks]
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.
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Skin Sensitizer

Diseases, Processes, and Activities Linked to This Agent


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