I bought some mineral oil
) to seal a bamboo cutting board
The instructions for the board said to use their special oil, but there wasn't any at the store and it turns out to be 'mineral oil (USP)' anyway at twice the price of generic.
When I googled 'uses for mineral oil' I saw several mentions of 'banned in Europe
'. But I could find no legitimate references for this. (I did stumble on this
and for about two seconds thought I was reading an actual article about baby oil).
'Banned in Europe' is a meaningless statement: is this supposed to mean the EU? If it is actually banned, where exactly, and why? (Looking for links/references to research or news articles)
From the wiki I know it's in a lot of (American, at least) makeup, lotion, 'baby oil', laxative, etc., and the industrial grades have a variety of uses. There are some interesting (household mostly) uses described here