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Rosin (colophony) allergy
What is rosin and where is it found?
Rosin, also known as colophony, is the sap or sticky substance that comes
from pine and spruce trees. Its "stickiness" lends itself to being used in a
wide range of products. The table below shows only some of the many products
that contain rosin we may come into contact with either at home or at work.
- Cosmetics (e.g. mascaras, lipsticks, eyeshadows, concealer
creams, nail varnish)
- Adhesives (e.g. sticking plasters and tapes, glues)
- Medicines (e.g. wart removers, cold sore creams, ostomy
products, nappy creams, haemorrhoid creams, sprays)
- Toiletries (e.g.. transparent soaps,
removing wax, dental floss,
sunscreens, blister creams and first-aid ointments)
- Household items (e.g. grease removers for clothes, shoe wax,
polish for floors, cars and furniture, laundry soaps, fly
- Recreational (e.g. sport racket handles, athletic grip aids,
golf club grips, bows for stringed instruments, fireworks, ski
- Chewing gum
- Firewood and pine trees in the garden
- Paper products: one of the largest single uses of colophony
is in the manufacture of paper and paperboard
- Paint, varnishes, lacquers, sealants
- Cements, putties
- Linoleum, floor coverings and tiles
- Printing inks
- Sawdust and resin from pine and spruce
- Asphalt products
- Soldering products
- Corrosion inhibitors
- Grease and lubricant thickener
- Topical medications in dentistry
- Veterinary medications
- Waterproofing agents
- Machine belts in industry
What are the reactions to rosin allergy?
Reactions to contact with rosin in an allergic individual include acute
contact dermatitis and asthma. In allergic contact dermatitis the
dermatitis tends to occur 1-3 days after contact with rosin, although
occasionally reactions can appear within 24 hours or even more than a week
after exposure. The dermatitis tends to be confined to the site of contact
with rosin (e.g. hands and forearms after carrying pine wood, although the
face may also be involved). Initially the skin becomes red and inflamed, and
is generally itchy. As the reaction progresses it may blister and become
even more intensely itchy. If exposure is continued, the dermatitis may
eventually become chronic with thickened, lichenified skin.
Where to buy gum rosin or pine rosin?
Where to buy Rosin?
Our rosin products are available for sale at
www.ChemicalStore.com. For large orders please call in advance and verify the
availability, wholesale discounts and shipping options. If you cannot find any
product in the online store of your choice, please use the search option of the
store or call (973)405-6248 for further assistance.
All orders will be shipped from our
warehouses in United States (USA), Canada or United Kingdom. We ship worldwide
to most countries including U.S., Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, New
Zealand, Germany, France, Netherlands, and many other countries.