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Doctor insights on: Propylene Glycol

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Is polyethylene and propylene glycol the same?

Is polyethylene and propylene glycol the same?

NO!: Polyethylene glycol is found in polyesters, but propylene glycol is an organic alcohol found in some cosmetics. ...Read more

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Are there glycerin and propylene glycol free lotions?

Are there glycerin and propylene glycol free lotions?

CereVe: There is a line of creams, lotions, and cleansers called cereve, which is available over the counter. They are free of propylene glycol. They are expensive but worth it if you are allergic. I have just become aware that I am allergic-- this propylene glycol is everywhere----deodorants, cottonelle wipes, etc, so just switching lotions may not be enough! yikes! good luck to both of us ! ...Read more

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What is the difference between propylene glycol and ethylene glycol?

What is the difference between propylene glycol and ethylene glycol?

The "ol" on the ends: Basically means that both compounds are alcohols. But there are many, many alcohols that are used in various products. The more dangerous of the 2 is the ethylene glycol which is found in antifreeze and a number of other products. ...Read more

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Can propylene glycol (found in electronic cigarettes) cause a positive on an etg test?

Can propylene glycol (found in electronic cigarettes) cause a positive on an etg test?

NO: Etg test will show positive for ethanol ( common alcohol is called ) consumption only unto 72 hrs , other forms of alcohols , like glycols have different metabolic products. ...Read more

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Good facial moisturizer for normal skin? I never use it. No parabens, propylene glycol, or any bad stuff. Thank you <3

Good facial moisturizer for normal skin? I never use it. No parabens, propylene glycol, or any bad stuff. Thank you <3

Lots of choices: There are many moisturizers that are parabens free at this point. You may want to consider Neutrogena Naturals- Multivitamin Nourishing moisturizer, or Burt's Bees Sensative Daily moisturizing cream. These are national brands and should be widely available. ...Read more

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What's the difference between propylene glycol, polyethylene glycol?

What's the difference between propylene glycol, polyethylene glycol?

The "ol" on the ends: Means that both compounds are alcohols. Polyethylene glycol is found in polyesters and propylene glycol is an organic alcohol found in some cosmetics. ...Read more

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How safe are electronic cigarettes using propylene glycol as the "vapor" for asthmatics? Better than real cigarettes?

How safe are electronic cigarettes using propylene glycol as the "vapor" for asthmatics? Better than real cigarettes?

Electronic cigarette: Always difficult to tell what will be an irritant to an asthmatics. Probably one if the biggest benefits of an electronic cigarette is that it precludes exposure to some of the carcinogens found in tobacco products. Also reduces negative side effects that nicotine has on the cardiovascular/cns/respiratory/ other organ systems. ...Read more