Disease Information for Diethylene Glycol poisoning: Definition

  • Same type of toxicity but less potent than ethylene glycol;

    More viscus that ethylene glycol, used as anti freeze, vinyl plasticizer, and air sanitizer (disinfectant aerosolized); history of mass poisoning as sold as glycerin used in patent medicines and cough syrups;

    Triethylene glycol is non toxic