Propylene Glycol: The Toxic One

Propylene Glycol is one of my annoying allergens. Well, all of them are annoying, but this one really gets me. It's because it's in EVERYTHING:

  • soaps / body wash
  • shampoo
  • make – up
  • deodorant
  • pretty much any body product
  • medicines (I need to get a medical i.d. bracelet for the E.R…. still on my to-do list)
  • dry baking mixes
  • salad dressing
  • coffee
  • theater smoke
  • botanical extracts (and they don’t have to list the ingredients in extracts, so that’s a hidden one)
  • e-cigarettes
  • hand sanitizer
  • and I’m finding out more items all the time
  • bar soap / body wash
  • mouth wash
  • shampoo / conditioner
  • baking mixes
  • desserts in the bakery section of the grocery store
  • modified food starch
  • salad dressings
  • pre-packaged salad dressings
  • sauces
  • ointments
  • baby wipes
  • deodorant
  • gel cap pills and vitamins
  • artificial flavoring
  • artificial extracts
  • candy
  • fast food
  • eye drops
  • medication

It also:

  • gets fed to cows
  • is sprayed on produce

Research has been done, but I feel like we need more long-term research...

Some reports say PG is OK and some say it's linked to the following issues:

  • cancer
  • allergies
  • reproductive
  • developmental
  • neurotoxicity
  • endocrine

Propylene Glycol toxicity IS real.

It's been reported with the use of:

  • lorazepam
  • diazepam IV
  • AGENERASE
  • and probably more that I've never heard of.

I see  "PG Free" popping up on more and more products these days and I hope it keeps happening! Can't we just find another solution instead...?

Read all of my Propylene Glycol posts here and find Propylene Glycol Free products here!

Are you allergic Propylene Glycol or do you happen to avoid it for general health reasons?

 

Sources:

http://journal.publications.chestnet.org/article.aspx?articleid=1083741

http://www.natap.org/2000/may/potential_safety051500.htm

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14524641

http://thegoodhuman.com/2009/03/31/what-is-propylene-glycol-and-why-you-should-avoid-it/

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM200009143431115

http://www.drugs.com/pregnancy/amprenavir.html

http://www.naturalnews.com/023138_propylene_glycol_products_natural.html