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The data on toxicokinetics of Mineral Paraffin Oil suggest that long-chain aliphatic hydrocarbons have only limited absorption potential after inhalation, oral and ingestion exposure routes. Thus, animal studies show that up to 95 -99% of ingested food-grade mineral oil leaves the body unchanged with the faeces, and only up to 5% being absorbed via the intestinal mucosa. The absorbed Mineral Paraffin Oil is distributed to the liver and fatty tissues. Aliphatic hydrocarbons in this fraction are not expected to undergo extensive metabolism in animals or humans.

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The data on toxicokinetics of Mineral Paraffin Oil suggest that long-chain aliphatic hydrocarbons have only limited absorption potential after inhalation, oral and ingestion exposure routes. Thus, animal studies show that up to 95 -99% of ingested food-grade mineral oil leaves the body unchanged with the faeces, and only up to 5% being absorbed via the intestinal mucosa. The absorbed Mineral Paraffin Oil is distributed to the liver and fatty tissues. Aliphatic hydrocarbons in this fraction are not expected to undergo extensive metabolism in animals or humans.