Re: Mineral oil
> SROYS-at-radiology.ab.umd.edu Tue May 14 12:44:44 1996 wrote:
> >GBaddele-at-vitgssw.telecom-dot-com.au Mon May 13 22:07:59 1996 wrote:
> > Could I please have some clarification of the term "mineral oil".
> > Exactly what is it? My most informed guess is hydrocarbon based
> > oil as commonly used for lubrication in internal combustion engines,
> > called "engine oil" or "motor oil" (but not generally "mineral oil" here
> > in Australia).
> Here in the States, mineral oil refers to a light, clear, colorless oil
> distilled from petroleum that is used internally as a laxative or
> externally as a lubricant or moisturizer (massage oil, baby oil, etc...).
> This is not the same as "motor oil".
Thanks for the information; my guess was wrong. The only place I had
seen "mineral oil" mentioned was on the label of a "baby oil" bottle.
I was sure this was not made out of babies. :-)