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Mineral Oil raises a low level of health concern because:

  • This ingredient is suspected of causing cancer, according to sources compiled by Scorecard (www.scorecard.org)
  • This ingredient is suspected of causing respiratory toxicity, according to sources compiled by Scorecard (www.scorecard.org)

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Crude oil or petroleum is a liquid mixture of various hydrocarbons that has been formed by natural processes. In the late 1800s, the term mineral oil or rock oil was first used to describe the petroleum hydrocarbons and associated products that were produced from wells that tapped underground reservoirs. The term differentiated petroleum hydrocarbons produced from underground sources from other common oil sources at the time, such as vegetable oils or whale oil. In today's petroleum exploration and production (E&P) business, the phrase "mineral oil" is most often used in legal documents to define and encompass all of the liquid hydrocarbon and gaseous products produced from wells drilled into underground petroleum-bearing reservoirs....

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