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Propylene Glycol

Alternate Names

1,2 Propanediol

Description

A thick clear liquid used as an emulsifier in many dessert and meat products as well as to prevent discoloration during storage. Also used as an antifoaming agent and as an antifreeze agent for beer and dairy during production.

Propylene Glycol - Quick Stats
Names

1,2 Propanediol

Allergy Information

Uses

Humectant, Anti-Foaming Agent

E-Number

E1520

Additional Information

Most commonly used moisture-carrying molecule (after water) in cosmetics and personal care products. Used as a solvent for many pharmaceutical formulations which have caused dermatitis when applied topically. Also used as a coolant for industrial purposes.



Found In

candy, chocolate products, ice cream, shredded coconut, beverages, bakes goods, toppings, icings, beet sugar, yeast

Possible Health Effects

In animals large doses can cause central nervous system damage and kidney changes and so is deemed not safe for use in cat food by the FDA.

Allergy Information

Unknown

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