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905 : Paraffins

905a Mineral oil
905b Vaseline
905c Microcrystalline wax

Synthetic mixture of hydrocarbons.

Function & Characteristics:
Coating, lubricant, solvent, anti-foaming agent and in chewing gum.

Many different products, also in pharmaceutical and cosmetic preparations.

Acceptable daily intake (ADI) :
None determined

Side effects:
None known, but has laxative effects in high concentrations.

Dietary restrictions:
None. E905 can be used by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians. is an initiative of Stichting Food-Info, The Netherlands

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