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Does the human body absorb petroleum jelly through the skin? Is it unsafe to use petroleum based products, are there health risks?

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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology

In brief: No

Petro jelly is not toxic or significantly absorbed it does hydrate the skin from the outside.

In brief: No

Petro jelly is not toxic or significantly absorbed it does hydrate the skin from the outside.
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