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ethylene glycol poisoning - is that only from antifreeze?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
No, but that is the: Most common source. Other sources are brake fluids, acrylic paints, primer and even shoe polish. But because the antifreeze tastes sweet and the others don't, it poses the greatest risk to pets and children.
Answered on May 7, 2016

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