Friday, March 23, 2012

Propylene glycol

Is a colourless, viscous hygroscopic liquid used in anti-freeze solutions, brakes and hydrolic fluid, de-icer, paints and coatings, floor wax, laundry detergents, pet foods, tobacco, cosmetics, toothpaste, shampoos, deoderants, lotions, and processed foods.

It helps retain moisture content, and prevents things from drying out.

By JUST TOUCHING IT, it can cause, dermatitis, kidney damage, and liver abnormalities. Can also inhibit skin cell growth, and damage cell membranes causing rashes, dry skin, and surface damage.

May be harmful by inhalation, digestion, or skin absorption. Exposure can cause Gastro-Intestinal disturbance, nausea, headache and vomiting, and central nervous system depression. 


Hygroscopic: Readily absorbing moisture, as from the atmosphere.



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