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Propylene Glycol

Propylene Glycol
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Overall Propylene Glycol is of lower concern in food.

The overall ingredient concern is determined by using a weight of evidence evaluation of the known safety or hazards. In calculating an overall ingredient score multiple findings of low concern may lead to an overall moderate concern rating, or multiple moderate concerns may lead to a high concern rating. For more details read EWG's ingredient concern methodology.

Specific concerns for Propylene Glycol

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The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry reports this substance causes effects on the blood at very high doses in laboratory animals.
 
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. 1997. TOXICOLOGICAL PROFILE FOR PROPYLENE GLYCOL.
The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives reports this substances causes blood effects in laboratory animals at high doses.
 
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Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA). 1974. Toxicological evaluation of some food additives including anticaking agents, antimicrobials, antioxidants, emulsifiers, and thickening agents. WHO Food Additives Series, No. 5, 1974, nos 257-353 on INCHEM.
NTP Toxcast scored 0.5-1.5
 
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EWG Toxcast Analysis - National Toxicology Program (NTP)
 

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