Clinical symptoms and management of acute poisoning of Hydrocarbons – PEG: Polyethylene glycol (PEG) colorless, odorless, sweet-tasting chemical. It is poisonous if swallowed. PEG may be swallowed accidentally, or it may be taken deliberately in a suicide attempt. PEG has been widely applied in various medical fields due to its outstanding properties such as satisfactory safety, biocompatibility, hydrophilicity etc. Although PEG is normally considered as almost non-toxic, some unsafe problems of PEG with low molecular weights have been noticed by researchers.
This topic describes: Uses, Toxicity Levels, Mechanism, Clinical (Toxic) Symptoms, Investigations/Diagnosis and Management of acute poisoning of Hydrocarbons.