Sunday, March 07, 2010
Ever wondered what's inside the little sachet?
Dimethylfumate (DMF) is commonly used preservative to prevent the growth of mold in the transport of furniture, clothing and shoes. Packed in little sachets these are placed within soft furniture, clothing, and shoes. Experts now believe if the sachets are damaged the preservative can seep through fabric and eventually make direct skin contact. DMF is an allergen and known cause of severe dermatitis in some people. In the US and elsewhere, doctors and dermatologists are becoming alerted to increasing reports of rashes which are thought to be due to DMF contact.