Asked by: Elitsa Krolczy
asked in category: General Last Updated: 10th May, 2020

Is RV antifreeze toxic?

RV antifreeze is non-toxic and meant for pumping into the plumbing system. Automotive antifreeze is a whole different critter. Yes, ethanol is a good antifreeze (not in your bloodstream) because it raises the freezing point of water. That other antifreeze contender, propylene glycol, is also an alcohol of sorts.

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In this regard, is it safe to drink RV antifreeze?

PROPYLENE/ETHANOL BLEND – Non-toxic and available in some RV shops. It is non-toxic and the safest for all types of RV plumbing. This antifreeze is non-flammable and does not taint water systems. Propylene glycol is a lubricant and will actually work to extend the life of the seals in your toilets and faucets.

Likewise, is RV antifreeze environmentally friendly? In general, a non-toxic and safe RV antifreeze is also known as a propylene glycerol antifreeze. The biodegradable components of antifreeze are what allows it to be environmentally safe.

Also question is, is RV antifreeze toxic to animals?

Toxicity to pets Like ethylene glycol, propylene glycol may be used as an antifreeze and can be found in high concentrations in RV, marine, and “pet safe” antifreeze products. If cats or dogs ingest large amounts of propylene glycol, poisoning can occur.

Is RV antifreeze different than regular antifreeze?

RV antifreeze is non-toxic and is used in the potable water systems of RVs and boats. Propylene glycol is the most common. Regular anti-freeze is toxic to humans and animals used only as an engine coolant or perhaps some other non-consumable applications. Ethylene glycol is the most common.

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