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THIURAM: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

THIURAM: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
What do onions, erasers, condoms, garden hoses, makeup sponges, balloons, sneakers and swimsuits have in common? Many contain thiuram or thiuram mix, or residue from thiuram sprayed on them.
GREEN TEA: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

GREEN TEA: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
No literature reports green tea reactions.
MOSS: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

MOSS: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
That soothing color and deep scent is magical on walks in the woods, but moss (oak and tree, for example) is part of Fragrance Mix I, a common presence in published allergen lists.
PEANUT BUTTER: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

PEANUT BUTTER: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Peanuts, and therefore peanut butter, might be a relatively common food allergen — and a dangerous one — but the correlation between food and skin allergies is not so clear cut.
GLUTEN: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

GLUTEN: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Food and skin allergies don’t always correlate (different cells are involved) and gluten is not a common skin allergen.

SALT: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

SALT: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Salt is not on published lists of common allergens. But be wary of salt that has been bleached or processed, or that has additives that may be allergens. Raw, pure, organic rock salt from the ocean can even be a great skin scrub!
ALUMINUM CHLOROHYDRATE: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

ALUMINUM CHLOROHYDRATE: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Allergic sensitivity to aluminum chlorohydrate is very rare, which is why it is not on published lists of common allergens.
WHITE CERAMIC CUP: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

WHITE CERAMIC CUP: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
While some mugs can have rubberized plastic handles which can cause contact dermatitis, or metal parts with nickel, a plain white ceramic cup is not an allergen.

SNAIL EXTRACT (MUCUS): Allergen or Not An Allergen?

SNAIL EXTRACT (MUCUS): Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
As of the latest publications, snail secretion filtrate (also known as snail juice or snail mucus or snail slime) is not on common allergen lists.
CORTICOSTEROIDS: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

CORTICOSTEROIDS: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
In what is a particularly cruel irony, many of the steroids used to calm extreme itching and inflammation may cause them. Corticosteroids were the American Contact Dermatitis Society‘s “allergen of the year” in 2005.
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