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RUBBER IN GOGGLES: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

RUBBER IN GOGGLES: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Rubber is one of the top allergens and can also cause problems in rubberized plastics. It can cause rashes, peeling, itching but also hyper- and hypopigmentations.

COCONUT SUGAR: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

COCONUT SUGAR: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Used as a sweetener for thousands of years, coconut sugar (from a coconut’s flower buds) is not on published allergen lists.
BRASS: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

BRASS: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
If it also contains nickel or other allergen-metals, that’s a different story, but unlike many metals, brass, in its original form (with copper, zinc, sometimes tin) is not (currently) on the published list of the most common allergens.
AMIDO-AMINE SURFACTANTS: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

AMIDO-AMINE SURFACTANTS: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Several of the replacements used to make a product “sulfate-free” are allergens — the most common being “amido-amine” surfactants
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.
LIDOCAINE: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

LIDOCAINE: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Lidocaine is sometimes used to relieve itching and sunburn but it is on published allergen lists.
TALC: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

TALC: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
While there is some buzz around talc, it is not on published allergen lists.
GOLD: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

GOLD: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Many metals are common allergens, and gold is no exception.
COCONUT SUGAR: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

COCONUT SUGAR: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Used as a sweetener for thousands of years, coconut sugar (from a coconut’s flower buds) is not on published allergen lists.
LANOLIN: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

LANOLIN: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Far from being drying, lanolin is a common base in ointments, can be soothing and is frequently used effectively for moist wound healing…but it is lanolin a common allergen. Again, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t use it.
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