Here's some interesting history on dimethylfumarate. It was, unknown if it still is, used in leather products made in China as an antifungal agent. Being volatile, especially in the presence of body heat, it would leach out of the leather and cause chemical skin burns.
This baby was burned red raw by a sofa giving off toxic fumes. As our investigation reveals, there are hundreds of other victims 21st June 2008
EU ban on dimethylfumarate (DMF) in consumer products such as sofas and shoes - briefing 29 January 2009 http://www.eubusiness.com/topics/consumer/dmf-guide/
Don't worry, NHE, this is apparently the oral MS version of dimethyl fumarate
and not the industrial, antifungal skin version.
1. BG12 53% 38%
(BG-12 (dimethyl fumerate)
(Parent company: Biogen Idec – Oral med)
I am kinda excited, though, because just yesterday I received a pair of shoes I had ordered online. Inside was a note that they had been treated with a wonder substance made from bamboo charcoal with anti-fungal properties! (It's true. I am NOT making this up.) Maybe if I wear them without socks it will improve my MS limp!!
From the shoe insert info:
Our footwear uses fabric linings and topsocks made from hitech material containing bamboo charcoal......processed to produce yarn.....bamboo charcoal resists bacteria...blah, blah, blah.
Geez...this is not improving my medphobia at all...