Occupational allergic contact dermatitis caused by benzisothiazolinone in printing ink and soap

  title={Occupational allergic contact dermatitis caused by benzisothiazolinone in printing ink and soap},
  author={Tanya Meysman and An Goossens},
  journal={Contact Dermatitis},
Benzisothiazolinone (1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one or BIT) is an antimicrobial agent used as a preservative in multiple water-based solutions, such as glues, cleaning agents, polishes, paints, varnishes, and hardeners (1). The use of this preservative is allowed in household and industrial products (2); however, its use in cosmetics is not allowed (3). It may occasionally be present in PVC gloves (4) and (imitation) leather shoes (5, 6). BIT has been recognized as an allergen since 1976 (2), owing… Expand
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