BIT; 1,2-Benzisothiazol-3(2H)-one; 1,2-Benzisothiazolin-3-one; IPX; Proxan; Proxel PL; [ChemIDplus]
Used as a preservative in manufacturing, metalworking fluids, pottery molding, plumbing, printing, and laboratory analysis; Used as a preservative in vinyl gloves; [Kanerva, p. 1755]
Allergic contact dermatitis reported in workers using this preservative, mainly in manufacturing industries (paint, paper, rubber, and air fresheners); [Kanerva, p. 1755] Occupational asthma reported in a chemical worker; [Malo] See "ISOTHIAZOLINONES."
"Danger of sensitization of skin." [MAK]
Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent:
Industrial Processes with risk of exposure: