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Q. Stephanie what do you know about ceresin?

-Paz via Facebook

A. Ceresin is a mineral wax that comes from ozokerite--a type of waxy mineral that's mined from the earth. It is not a vegetable wax, but more closely related to paraffin wax (petroleum wax). There are no published medical studies that look possible side effects of ceresin, but they are made up of a family of compounds called isoparaffins. Isoparaffins have been found to cause eye, skin and respiratory irritation: This study states that isoparaffins are possible carcinogens:

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There are many isoparaffins.The ones with large molecules
would be less toxic.These are the waxes.
The toxic effects probably come from some lighter molecules
in the wax.So purity is what counts here.

Sat, September 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergeorge farnsworth

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