MINERAL OIL

General Information


Chemical Names: MIXTURE OF HIGHLY REFINED PARAFFINIC AND NAPHTHENIC LIQUID HYDROCARBONS WITH BOILING POINT ABOVE 200 DEGREES C (MEDIUM AND LOW VISCOSITY) OR ABOVE 350 DEGREES C (HIGH VISCOSITY)
CAS number: 8012-95-1
INS: 905a
Functional Class:
  • Food Additives
    • GLAZING_AGENT
    • LUBRICANT
    • RELEASE_AGENT

Evaluations


Evaluation year: 1995
ADI: MINERAL OIL (HIGH-VISCOSITY): 0-20 mg/kg bw; MINERAL OIL (MEDIUM- AND LOW-VISCOSITY): CLASS I, 0-1 mg/kg bw (temporary); CLASS II and CLASS III, 0-0.01 mg/kg bw (temporary group ADI)
Comments: At the forty-fourth meeting (1995), mineral oil was divided into two groups: mineral oil (high-viscosity) and mineral oil (medium- and low-viscosity, class I, class II and class III)
Meeting: 44
Specs Code: R
Report: TRS 859-JECFA 44/18
Tox Monograph: FAS 35-JECFA 44/193
Specification: COMPENDIUM ADDENDUM 3/FNP 52 Add.3/113 and 117
Previous Years: 1990, TRS 806-JECFA 37/26, COMPENDIUM/957, FAS 10-JECFA 20/70 (1976). NOT SPECIFIED (TEMPORARY). NS/TE. R
1988, TRS 776-JECFA 33/24, FNP 38-JECFA 33/138, FAS 10-JECFA 20/70 (1976). ADI NOT SPECIFIED (TEMPORARY; APPLIES ONLY TO THOSE MINERAL OILS CURRENTL