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mineral oil:

see petrolatumpetrolatum
, colorless to yellowish-white hydrocarbon mixture obtained by fractional distillation of petroleum. In its jellylike semisolid form (known as petroleum jelly and also by several trade names) it is used in preparing medicinal ointments and for lubrication.
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mineral oil

[′min·rəl ‚ȯil]
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com)-- SGS has developed an accredited method of analyzing the presence of mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOH) in food and food packaging.
He further gives a analysis and break up of major product categories, major countries and major Indian ports under Mineral Fuels, Mineral Oils, Bituminous Substances, Mineral Waxes and products of their distillation as follows :
It is envisaged in the future to add certain percentage of rapeseed oil in mineral oil for use as biofuel [8].
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Firstly, France, Ireland and Italy appealed to the EU tribunal against the Commission's call for these countries to reimburse excise duty exemptions for mineral oils used in the production of alumina, granted in 1983, 1993 and 1996, respectively.
The research showed that even if the food was contained in clean paperboard boxes from fresh fibres, printed with inks free of mineral oil and wrapped into a polyethylene film (also free of mineral oil); mineral oils from the corrugated card transport box far exceeded the limit.
BASF is offering the packaging industry a variety of barrier solutions that demonstrate high effectiveness in preventing mineral oil residues from migrating from cardboard food packaging into food.
We are working on new packaging which allows us to meet our environmental commitments but will also contain significantly lower levels of mineral oil.
Research has found that products such as paper and bags made of polyethylene and polypropylene are ineffective as a barrier from mineral oils, he said, but aluminium foil was effective.
The Swiss researchers analysed 119 products bought from German supermarkets last year and found that a large majority contained traces of mineral oils higher than the agreed level.
Published articles relating to unrefined mineral oil indicate that it is carcinogenic, but this ought not to be taken to mean that all mineral oils are carcinogenic without taking refining processes into account.