Dimethyl fumarate, molecular model. This chemical is used to treat the skin disorder psoriasis and as a mould inhibitor. However, at the very low levels used for mould prevention in consumer products, such as furniture, it can cause a severe allergic rash in individuals sensitive to it. In the European Union the use of dimethyl fumarate in consumer products has been banned since 1998. Atoms are represented as spheres are colour-coded: carbon (black), oxygen (red) and hydrogen (grey).
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