When you accidentally spill a little Engine Ice filling up your coolant tank, you don’t have to worry about harming the environment. Propylene glycol, the primary ingredient in Engine Ice, is both nontoxic and biodegradable, meaning that it won’t cause permanent harm to plants and animals, the water supply or food sources. It also means that disposing of it is much safer and less energy intensive than disposing of other engine system substances like motor oil.
Very Little Danger
While all engine chemicals should be disposed of at a proper recycling facility, propylene glycol poses very little danger to the environment from accidental exposure. Some coolants use chemicals like silicates (that can cause serious harm when inhaled or when entering lakes and streams) or phosphates (that can cause the development of dangerously high algae levels in water, endangering both animals and humans) – but Engine Ice delivers the best engine cooling power using chemicals that pose much less risk to the environment.
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The fact that it is biodegradable means that it is naturally broken down into its constituent parts and safely returned into the environment. It also means that organic systems are able to break it down, and that means pets and people are at much less risk from accidental exposure. While you should always seek advice from a medical or veterinary professional should propylene glycol (or any other engine fluid!) be ingested, it generally poses little danger to most people.
We’re serious about keeping our planet healthy – it’s just another reason why champions choose Engine Ice.