Ethylene Glycol (EG) is a solvent used in many latex paints and is listed as a hazardous air pollutant and toxic air contaminant under many federal and state regulations. A colorless, odorless liquid, EG and its vapors can be toxic to humans. Exposure may cause irritation to skin, eyes, nose, throat and lungs, as well as trigger allergic reactions. Overexposure to EG could lead to nausea, vomiting, drowsiness and respiratory impairment. And repeated overexposure can permanently damage the liver and kidneys.


In 1983, Dunn-Edwards Corporation was one of the first in the paint industry to voluntarily replace EG with Propylene Glycol, a safer, more environmentally friendly ingredient, in the water-based paints we manufacture. Propylene Glycol is non-toxic and FDA-approved for use in foods, beverages, medicines, cosmetics and toiletries. Studies have shown that paint containing Propylene Glycol has the same performance and durability as paint containing EG.


Because our paint is applied to protect and beautify hotels, homes, apartments, offices, schools and hospitals, Dunn-Edwards reaffirms its long-standing commitment to EG-free paint products that help protect the well-being of our contractors, their customers and the environment.
 

ALL DUNN-EDWARDS PAINTS ARE EG-FREE

 

 

Look for this symbol exclusively on Dunn-Edwards water-based products.
All the water-based paints we manufacture are EG-Free.

 
 
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