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Propylene glycol review

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

Propylene glycol is of "negligible concern for reproductive or developmental toxicity in humans" at current estimated exposure levels, National Toxicology Program Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction Expert Panel concludes following Feb. 11-13 meeting in Alexandria, Va. Panel recommends collection of additional research to address some data gaps in humans and says one critical data need is long-term follow up of children and pregnant women exposed to high dose propylene glycol from continuous IV infusion via medical tubing. CERHR published a draft report on propylene glycol including some dermal absorption data in December (1"The Rose Sheet" Dec. 16, 2002, p. 9)...

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