Benzyl alcohol

"Alcohols, such as ethanol, methanol, isopropyl, and 2 phenoxyethanol, are antiseptics used to "inhibit the growth and reproduction of microorganisms. Alcohols are highly toxic and can cause a myriad of problems including: general malaise, blindness, acidosis (causing shallow respiration), hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), hyperlipidemia (e.g. elevated levels of fats, triglycerides, and cholesterol in the blood), central nervous system depression, gastrointestinal damage, coma and death. (p 71)"---Catherine Diodati MA

2-phenoxyethanol (2-PE)

IPOL Ipol (Injection) Rx
Inactivated Polio Vaccine
Connaught Laboratories
produced using 3 types of polio virus, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol (antifreeze), neomycin, streptomycin, polymyxin B medium: VERO cells, a continuous line of monkey kidney cells

Havrix (Hep A)‘Havrix’ is a formaldehyde-inactivated vaccine prepared from hepatitis A virus (HAV) HM 175 strain grown in human diploid cells. It is provided in prefilled syringes containing a turbid, white suspension. Each 1 ml dose contains not less than 720 ELISA units of hepatitis A viral protein adsorbed on aluminium hydroxide adjuvant together with 0.5% w/v 2-phenoxyethanol as preservative.