Avoiding all the items on the list is daunting and has been life altering. I find all the new terminology challenging. My physician, pharmacist, dentist, veterinarian, didn’t have a clue what thiuram mix is or how to deal with it. I am finding I have to educate the professionals about this, which surprises me. Wearing white gloves are my new fashion statement. I feel like I am channeling Michael Jackson with one glove on half of the time.
My dermatologist has informed me this is not a latex allergy, but thiuram mix is often in latex gloves and is in the nitrate glove alternative. Getting the Materials Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) can prove problematic. Not every company is willing to provide it. Responses from companies I have heard: “That is proprietary information.” Or “Our company is not required to have that.” Without the MSDS it is challenging, if not impossible, to determine if a vinyl, silicone, or polyurethane, polyethylene or acrylates are thiuram mix free. So I am avoiding them.