ABC of Safety in the Biological Sciences




Beeswax is a yellowish substance added in small quantities to paraffin wax to enhance the ribboning properties of that wax. There are two types of beeswax, white and yellow, both of which are practically insoluble in water, sparingly soluble in alcohol and soluble in chloroform, ether and volatile oils.

Hypersensitivity reactions, primarily contact dermatitis, have been reported.9



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