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Propylene Glycol: Air Germicide Prevents Respiratory Diseases - TIME Magazine CNN

Posted on 23rd Apr 2009 @ 12:22 AM

A powerful preventive against pneumonia, influenza and other respiratory diseases may be promised by a brilliant series of experiments conducted during the last three years at the University of Chicago's Billings Hospital. Dr. Oswald Hope Robertson last week was making final tests with a new germicidal vapor—propylene glycol—to sterilize air. If the results so far obtained are confirmed, one of the age-old searches of man will finally achieve its goal...

Propylene glycol is harmless to man when swallowed or injected into the veins...

it should be most valuable in such crowded places as schools and theaters, where most respiratory diseases are picked up.

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