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What is Propylene Glycol or PG? I know pretty much every e-liquid uses it, including EJmix, but what is it again?

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Propylene Glycol is a thick organic liquid with almost no toxicity and the ability to mix and blend with a wide range of organic solvents. Metabolically, PG breaks down into pyruvic acid, acetic acid and lactic acid which are all naturally occurring, and a part of normal metabolic processes. It has been extensively studied and found that even large oral doses over the long term in animals produced no harmful effects. As a result, the FDA classifies it as "generally recognized as safe" for use as a direct food additive in frozen desserts and ice creams. PG is used in hundreds of foods, medicines and alcoholic beverages; it is the vapor-causing agent in concert smoke machines; and is the most widely used e-liquid base along with vegetable glycerin (VG).

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So if I understand it correctly, using and vaping EJmix is perfectly safe?

NO! The only perfectly safe substance to inhale regularly is fresh air :)There are no studies on the long term effects of inhaled glycols as e-cigs and vaporizers are relatively new, and certainly if you don't currently smoke or vaporize we DO NOT encourage that you start. If however, you are a smoker or vaporizer-user [...]

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I've heard in some places that the EJmix can have a plastic taste, is that true?

We've found during taste trials that about 5%-10% of new users react very negatively to the taste of glycols. If you already vape e-cigs or if you are familiar with PG liquids, a negative reaction is much less likely, though there is still an "acquired taste" window of a few days.The truth is whether we [...]

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I'm still skeptical: what are PEGs used for?

The reason we chose PEGs to complement PG, is that PEGs have amazing properties: they are non-toxic, inert (non-reactive with other chemicals), odorless, colorless, soluble in many organic solvents, nonirritating and do not evaporate easily.These characteristics of PEGs make them excellent materials for use in the pharmaceutical industry. PEGs are used as lubricants and are [...]

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