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EC number: 809-930-9
CAS number: 1330-78-5
study has shown that of four patients with a rare allergic reaction to
Band Aid brand sheer strips, one patient reacted to tricresyl phosphate,
the plasticiser in the vinyl backing. This gives a sensitisation rate of
25%; however the number of volunteers tested precludes the use of this
data as being not statistically significant. The
negative sensitisation potential is also reinforced by the results
reports on the 52 patients - 31 men and 21 women evaluated in the
contact dermatitis clinic at the Oregon Health Sciences University for
possible allergic contact dermatitis related to plastics. Each patient
was patch tested with tricresyl phosphate in 1% petrolatum, with patches
being evaluated at 2 and 7 days. There
were 51 negative patch tests but one woman had an irritant reaction to
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