BIT, both an irritant and a skin sensitizer, is widely used
in industry as a preservative in water-based solutions
such as pastes, paints, and cutting oils. Occupational
dermatitis has been reported mainly due to cutting fluids
and greases, in paint manufacturers, pottery moldmakers,
acrylic emulsions manufacturers, plumber,printers and lithoprinters, paper makers, analytical laboratory,
rubber factory, and employees manufacturing air
fresheners. It is also a preservative in vinyl gloves.
ChEBI: An organic heterobicyclic compound based on a fused 1,2-thiazole and benzene bicyclic ring skeleton, with the S atom positioned adjacent to one of the positions of ring fusion.